Alenda Chang, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at University of Calidornia Santa Barbara (USA), discussed her book Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games (Minnesota UP, 2019) on Monday, November 16, 2020, 16:00 Central European time, in the Greenhouse book talk series.

Arguing that video games need to be understood as part of a cultural response to the growing ecological crisis, Playing Nature seeds conversations around key environmental science concepts and terms. Alenda Y. Chang suggests several ways to rethink existing game taxonomies and theories of agency while revealing surprising fundamental similarities between game play and scientific work.

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