IGI Global Editor to Host Webinar on Ethics and Games

by | Apr 26, 2011 | 0 comments

IGI Global, an international publishing company specializing in applied research publications on all aspects of information technology management, is pleased to announce the next presentation in its Online Symposium Series. On Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm (EST), Dr. Karen Schrier of Columbia University will host a Webinar on ethics and games.

Dr. Schrier explains, “When told of the topic, “ethics and games,” many people immediately think of “controversial” games such as the Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty series. However, it may be more useful to understand why these games are so controversial (and why others are not), to evaluate the ethics of game play and game interactions, and to examine whether games can support ethical thinking–and not to decide whether games are inherently good or bad. In other words, what are the potentials and limits for expressing and experimenting with ethics and values through games? What are the ethics of game creation and promotion? How should games be better designed for supporting character development or ethical reasoning?”

Titled “Can Games Support Ethical Thinking?,” the Webinar will discuss current research from her new book, Designing Games for Ethics: Models, Techniques and Frameworks, and highlight the experiences of researchers and practitioners who are investigating and designing games in this growing, interdisciplinary field. She will share case studies and stories from experiences in designing and researching games, and will evaluate possible methodologies and challenges in assessing ethics in games. This symposium is appropriate for any educators, researchers, policymakers, designers, journalists, and game players interested in learning more about the exciting intersection of games and ethics.

To learn more about the upcoming symposium, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/Advertisements/Symposium/Symposium.aspx. To sign-up, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/Advertisements/Symposium/SymposiumParticipationForm.aspx. Please contact e-resources@igi-global.com, 717-533-8845 x133 or 866-342-6657, for additional questions or concerns.

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