Posts by Valerie Waldron

It’s All Relational: Indigenous Video Game as Storytelling Praxis

Wao Kanaka

We'd like to share the details about a video game-related talk happening in the library next week: This presentation is an exploration of the intersections of video game building, meaningful learning, Indigenous and Western cultures through relation-oriented ontologies - rather than aspect- or object- oriented ones. From the tech that is used to the land and waters the event is hosted on - these connections matter, weaving networks of relations across digital and physical heterotopic...

CVGA 10th Anniversary

What is you favorite memory of the CVGA poll

Over the next few months, we'll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Computer & Video Game Archive. To help kick off the celebrations, we've decided to create a poll on our bulletin board that provides a place for archive users to share their favorite memories. The questions ask "What is your favorite memory of the CVGA?" and "What is your first memory playing video games?"

September Book Displays

Food display sign

We have two new book displays in the 2nd floor lobby area, highlighting different aspects of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library collection. The first display contains notable books related to food and food production. The second display contains graphic novels from our collection that involve science-related topics.

We're Hiring for the Fall Term!

The Computer & Video Game Archive is hiring student workers for its service desk. Positions will start at the beginning of Fall term, although there may be some training beforehand. Interested candidates should apply on the Library Student Employment website, indicating the Computer & Video Game Archive as a library area in which they'd be interested.

Most Popular Games for the First Half of 2018

2018 is already half over, and it's always interesting to see which games are currently the most popular amongst our archive users. As usual, the FIFA series is in the lead by a long shot, with three Call of Duty games making the list. The latest Smash game is close behind, with the wildly popular Fortnite rising in the ranks. We see a good smattering of Nintendo games to even things out. Finally, Left 4 Dead 2 makes a comeback this time around.

Book Displays for June

Water display

We have two new displays in the 2nd floor lobby area of the Duderstadt Center, both of which highlight materials from the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library collection. The first display showcases materials about the art, science and politics of water, and the second display showcases anthologies of comics newspaper dailies.

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