Videos for ENGL 255B

Below are the videos I’ve shown or am planning to show in-class. I’ll be adding new videos to this post over the course of the semester, so make sure to bookmark it!

WEEK1 January 13th INTRODUCTION

PBS Idea Channel – Gender Ex Machina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5UVuZmxOvE

Extra Credit – “Affordances – How Design Teaches us Without Words” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCSXEKHL6fc

WEEK 2 January 20th GAMES IN CONTEXT

PBS Game/Show – The Secret History of Videogames & The Military https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsNrHwPdIDc

WEEK 3 January 27th LUDOLOGY VS NARRATOLOGY

Smithsonian American Art Museum – The Art of Video Games: “Narrative” Exhibition Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uywbLpzyyP8

Extra Credits – Bad Writing – Why Most Games Tell Bad Stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG1ziCvLkJ0

WEEK 4 February 3rd SHOWING VS TELLING

How Her Story Works | Game Maker’s Toolkit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFvbN3K6EA8

The Last Guardian and the Language of Games | Game Maker’s Toolkit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qot5_rMB8Jc

WEEK 5 February 10th IDEOLOGY AND NARRATIVES

Slavoj Žižek on “They Live” (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVwKjGbz60k

Extra Credits – The Hero’s Journey part 1 and 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWKKRbw-e4U and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVqT8s7bOTQ

WEEK 6 Feburary 17th PROCEDURAL RHETORIC

RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

Civilizations IV – Gameplay [Part 1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdJqSBd2Om8

Morality in the Mechanics | Game Maker’s Toolkit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RHH7M4siPM

WEEK 9 March 10th INTERACTIVE FICTION

Let’s Play Facade – Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSIrXqnNRGI

WEEK 10 March 17th NARRATIVES OF SUBJECTIVITY

MGSV – Quiet/Ocelot model swap – Shower scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcyygfXIfzE

MGSV – Quiet/Ocelot model swap – Rain scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87YXRvfMDlM

Week 11 March 24th AUTHORSHIP AND IP

Indie Game: The Movie Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhaT78i1x2M

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M85UvH0TRPc

LGR – History of DRM & Copy Protection in Computer Games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjEbpMgiL7U

Week 12 March 31st TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING

The I love Bees Phenomenon https://youtu.be/SNhurUnOWKQ

Dark Knight – Viral Marketing Campaign https://youtu.be/VpuC7HhCPWA

E-Waste Hell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd_ZttK3PuM

Week 13 April 7th PLAYER NARRATIVES, MACHINIMA, AND MODDING

Skyrim Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjqsYzBrP-M

Ultimate Skyrim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6yHoSvrTss

Everything is a Remix https://vimeo.com/139094998

TimeTraveller™ Episode 03 https://vimeo.com/24846588

 

 

 

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Videos for ENGL 255B

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