Calling all female gamers for documentary!

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Calling all females in the gaming community!

Video game scholars Drs. Jennifer deWinter and Carly Kocurek are looking for female gamers for their documentary (tentatively called Trolls Under the Bridge: Vitriolic Comments Directed at Women in Gaming Communities).

Their documentary will focus on women in the gaming culture and the comments they receive through social media, gaming forums and in the gaming community. The participants will be reading the comments they have received from the gaming community.

In order to participate, email Jennifer deWinter or Carly Kocurek or you can message them on their Twitter pages @jennomiko and @sparklebliss

Please contact them if you are interested in participating (they will send you further details).

In the email, please provide the following:

  • provide a brief written account of the situation—what did you do that invited commentary, and
  • use a video camera and video record yourself reading your choice of comments.
  • Accompanying this video would be a short narrative that explores these comments, contextualized in gaming culture.

Videos to be submitted by February 15th..

All those who are chosen to participate will be credited and appear in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

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