Level Up: Women in Gaming Talk + Unlocked: DMC Game Night

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Level Up: Barriers Facing Women in the Gaming Industry

Presented by the JHU Digital Media Center and Office of Women and Gender Resources

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7-8:30pm
Free and open to the public
Mattin Center, Offit Building, Room 160

Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
West side of Charles and 33rd street intersection

Bridget BlogettIn a talk and informal discussion, gamer and scholar Bridget Blodgett outlined the barriers women face in the gaming industry and discussed the context for the controversies surrounding women in video games. Bridget M. Blodgett is an Assistant Professor at the University of Baltimore within the Simulation and Digital Entertainment program. She graduated from Penn State University in May 2011 with a PhD from the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Her research involves the use of technology within Internet culture and virtual worlds and the social impacts of virtual worlds/Internet culture on offline life. Her current research takes more critical eye to the online game community following recent events within the online gaming community involving gender, inclusiveness, and identity.

Unlocked: The DMC Game Night

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10pm-1am
Mattin Center, Offit Building

DMC members unlocked a new level of gaming at the on Saturday, March 5, 10pm-1am. Students enjoyed a classic DMC game night with Super Smash Bros, League of Legends, Mario Kart 8, Rock Band 3, FIFA 16, and much, much, more. Every major gaming system was setup for group play on big screens and projections. A bonus round with rad snacks and refreshments kept participants going late into the night.

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