We explore the world of video farming games.
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Uploaded: 13 Jan, 2018
Recording Date: 13 Jan, 2018
Recording Location: St. John's, NL
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Bojan Fürst and Rebecca Cohoe/The Harris Centre
Program Title: S2E9-Fantasy Farming
Description: While the numbers of farms in North America are decreasing every year, virtual farms are thriving. What does the bounty of farming related computer, video and mobile games say about the urban-rural divide? Are they just dumb time wasters, or could they actually be used to help create both knowledge and understanding? Join us for a (slightly goofy) chat about virtual pigs and cows, and the millions of people playing them. Our guests include video game researcher and film and media studies professor Dr. Alenda Chang of University of California, Santa Barbara and gamer Andrew Cohoe. We’ll also ask Jane Tucker, originally of Southern Ontario, but now living in St. Philips, Newfoundland and Labrador, what puts her town on the map.
Host(s): Bojan Fürst and Rebecca Cohoe
Featured Speakers/Guests: Dr. Alenda Chang, Andrew Cohoe, Jane Tucker, Amy Jones
Credits: Bojan Fürst and Rebecca Cohoe/The Harris Centre
Arts and CultureType: Documentary
Environment > Agriculture
Science and Technology > Computers and Internet
Society and Culture
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