Exhibit Looks at Video Gaming From Academic Perspective

University Communications
Jan. 19, 2006


A new exhibit at The University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections examines American video gaming culture from an academic perspective.

"Documenting Digital Play: Computer Games and Their Communities" will be on display through April 28.

Although gaming has long been disparaged as having little educational value, the tide is shifting. Scholars are beginning to study gaming as a slice of contemporary culture, in much the same way as they study film and television. Meanwhile, a growing number of academic institutions are creating degree programs related to game design and the history of gaming.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Learning Games Initiative, the Friends of the University of Arizona Libraries, and the UA Department of English. The UA Libraries Special Collections is located next to the Main Library at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard.

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Exhibit at UA Libraries Special Collections: "Documenting Digital Play: Computer Games and Their Communities"

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UA Libraries Special Collections, next to the Main Library

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Now through April 28

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