Preserving Videogame Culture

by peterlu; Posted on October 12th, 2010

On November 12-14, the UCLA Film and Television Archive is holding a symposium entitled “Reimagining the Archive: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Modes in the Digital Era.”

We’re especially interested in the panel “Saving the Game: New Approaches to Preserving Videogame Culture.” This panel includes scholars from Stanford, UT Austin, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University, and will explore archiving of pre-release documentation and versions, collecting user-created game artifacts (such as machinima) that reflect the culture surrounding games, and even rethinking entire concepts and methods of videogame and culture archives.

UPDATE:
This panel takes place in the James Bridges Theater at 3:30 on Saturday, November 13.  See the full schedule of events here.