Posts tagged "news"

Artist Spotlight: Michelle Sheng

The text "Changing the Story: Our roles in stopping the spread of fake news" above pictures of bull horns and microphones shooting flames of fire

In our first ever Artist Spotlight, we are featuring Michelle Sheng who helped create the Fake News exhibit "Changing the Story" which the Shapiro Lobby hosted during the last week of March 2017. Learn about Michelle's thoughts and motivations for creating the exhibit in today's special blog post.

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: March 27 - April 2, 2017

A picture of a crossed out megaphone next to the words "Don't share what you can't verify"

This week in the Shapiro Lobby we are featuring the exhibit “Changing the Story: Our Roles in Stopping the Spread of Fake News” designed by Learning Programs & Initiatives and the Peer Information Counseling Program (PIC). We will also be hosting the last week of the book display “Women’s Stories” as well as information tables for Beyond the Diag, Power Notes, Phi Delta Chi, and March of Dimes.

The Passing of a Video Game Visionary

Today we were saddened to learn that former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi had passed away at the age of 85.Working at Nintendo since 1949, he led the company during their most critical times - reinventing themselves as an electronics entertainment business during a time when such things were first being developed. He spearheaded the development of the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, GameBoy, and GameCube, and his name is widely recognized throughout the history of video games.

Sexual Harassment in the Gaming Community

An article hit the New York Times earlier this month discussing the prevalence of sexual harassment in virtual game play. In the article, they highlight several examples online, from a Kickstarter devoted to documenting how women are portrayed in video games to a blog devoted to the unpleasant comments that women often encounter while playing online games. Quoted in the article are also several people who recognize the need to do something about it.

In Search of Gaming's Worst

Jon Irwin of the blog Kill Screen has done an interview with our own Dave Carter that accentuates the archive. In the interview, they discuss the importance of studying not only great and popular games, but learning the history of and learning lessons from the worst games out there as well.

CVGA to be Featured on Double Jump

The CVGA will be featured on next week's special episode of Double Jump about Gaming & Libraries. Double Jump is "Michigan's only local game show," and "explores gaming as a legitimate and mainstream form of art and entertainment." They've posted a Sneak Peak to next week's episode on YouTube, which contains our segment.

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