How to Queer the World: Queer Worldbuilding in Video Games and Beyond
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 5:00 pm
Where: Kaplan Hall 193
Join UCLA English for our first Text/Tech event: How to Queer the World: Queer Worldbuilding in Video Games and Beyond, featuring Bo Ruberg.
Bo Ruberg, PhD (they/them) is an associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies and affiliate faculty in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. They are the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies. Their research explores gender and sexuality in digital media. They are the author of three monographs: Video Games Have Always Been Queer (NYU Press, 2019), The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games (Duke University Press, 2020), and Sex Dolls at Sea: Imagined Histories of Sexual Technologies (MIT Press, 2022). They are also the co-editor of Queer Game Studies (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) and Real Life in Real Time: Live Streaming Culture (MIT Press, 2023).