• February 9
  • MSU Library - Digital Scholarship Lab, East Lansing
  • February 9, 2018
  • Category: Lectures/Literary

Event Details

  • February 9, 2018
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Free


  • MSU Library - Digital Scholarship Lab
  • 366 West Circle Drive
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 884-0901
  • http://bookings.lib.msu.edu

Event Description

Elizabeth LaPensée joins Michigan Libraries in partnership with Inclusive Game Dev to present a dynamic talk on her work creating digital games for Indigenous self-expression, passing on teachings, and inspiring awareness around environmental issues. Her work uses emerging digital technologies to visualize and invite viewers and players to explore and interact with environments that are layered with meaning and context. LaPensée's stunning artworks and video games provide rhetorical experiences that enable to the experiencer to chose their depth from game to call to action. This talk is the first in Michigan Libraries Visualization Community Speaker Series. Launched in Fall of 2017, this series is a place for anyone interested in visualization/ data visualization to learn about emerging ideas, research and methods. Faculty, students, and community members are invited to attend sessions where an invited visualization practitioner(s) will share their research and methods. The goal of this seminar series is to build a community of practice around visualization that crosses disciplinary boundaries and techniques. Anyone with an interest in the topic of visualization is welcome and encouraged to attend! Credits: With Special thanks to: Inclusive Game Dev Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives American Indian and Indigenous Studies Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab Department of Media and Information Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures