Monday, January 31, 2022

Dr. Keung Yoon Bae and "The Physicality of Gaming: Bodies and Biology in Esports," February 9 at Pitt.

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host Dr. Keung Yoon Bae and her talk "The Physicality of Gaming: Bodies and Biology in Esports" on February 9.
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.
The talk will be at 5:00 pm and on Zoom, and registration is required.