In an activity like gaming, which is largely perceived to take place on a virtual or online plane, how might we understand the presence and significance of the human body? How do factors relating to the body – the physical locations in which we play games, the presentation of one’s gender, the invisibility of the body in gaming and esports – impact gaming culture and esports media? Dr. Bae explores these questions through a study of gaming and esports in South Korea and the US. Register here.
Wednesday, February 9
Asia Pop: The Physicality of Gaming: Bodies and Biology in Esports
Dr. Keung Yoon Bae
online via Zoom
Asian Studies Center