Scrollmotion Workshop

scrollmotionlogoMarch 25: Free Period – ModLab

Join us on March 25 in the ModLab as we learn about ScrollMotion, a platform for creating, distributing, and managing content for mobile devices. This hands-on, interactive workshop will be lead by designers from the Scrollmotion team.

(The ScrollMotion Enterprise Platform is an end-to-end, SaaS-based solution for creating, distributing, managing, and using interactive content for mobile devices. No coding required.)

The Edge of the Literary

beiguelman__code_movie_1The Edge of the Literary:
An Interactive Electronic Literature Gallery

March O6 – CoLab 3:10-4:30

As part of the Rutgers-Camden English Graduate Student Association Conference, the DSC will be hosting an interactive electronic literature gallery. The conference’s them is “Outsiders,” and this gallery will offer attendees an opportunity to interact with electronic works that sit at the border of literary studies. This event is open to the public.

Dead Media Remix 001: Super 8 Star Wars

DMR1Dead Media Remix is a series that gives new life to old media through remixes, mash-ups, and assemblages. DMR001 will be a projected Super8 film excerpt of Star Wars (1977), accompanied by live voiceover acting and sound effects. March 4, 2015, Free Period in the ModLab (FA215). Lunch will be served.

“Star Wars was released theatrically in the United States on May 25, 1977 in fewer than 32 theaters. It earned $461 million in the United States and $314 million overseas, totaling $775 million. It surpassed Jaws (1975) to become the highest-grossing film until E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1983.

Star Wars debuted on Betamax, LaserDisc, Video 2000, and VHS between the 1980s and 1990s by CBS/Fox Video. The final issue of the original theatrical release (pre-Special Edition) to VHS format occurred in 1995, as part of “Last Chance to Own the Original” campaign, available as part of a trilogy set and as a standalone purchase.” — Wikipedia

Well Played: Call of Duty

Join us in ModLab (Fine Arts 215) on March 11 at 12:15 when Professor Jillian Sayre leads us in a Well Played session of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

CoD_PressToPunchIn a recent installment of his “Clueless Gamer” segment, Conan O’Brien played Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. During that segment, O’Brien expresses puzzlement at a moment in the game when his player character is at a funeral and he is prompted to press a button to “pay respects.” During this Well Played session, we’ll return to Black Ops (2010), a game in which the player is prompted not to “pay respects” but rather to torture an interrogation subject.

We will play through this section of the game and discuss how and why games require interaction in moments that are not actually changeable through the player’s action. How can we think about this forced participation in the torture scene as an overlap of procedure and narrative in the game?



Author Spotlight: Charlotte Markey

SmartenFit: Extending the Academic Argument into Software

smart-people-coverDr. Charlotte Markey, author of Smart People Don’t Diet, will visit the Digital Studies Center on March 12th, from 12:15-1:30. Markey will discuss the development of SmartenFit, the app that accompanies her book. She will be joined by Lorie Sousa (via Skype) who helped develop the app. Learn about the process of making an application and what it means to extend an academic argument into a piece of software.