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February 10, 2022 | 6pm | Zoom
“Once More with Feeling:” The Implications of Human Flourishing in Video Games
Join us for this lecture sponsored by The UNCG Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming.
Dr. Bowman joins the faculty at Texas Tech University having spent the nearly 10 years at West Virginia University, with a brief stint at Young Harris College (Georgia). A graduate of Michigan State University, his research focuses on entertainment and persuasive applications of interactive media, such as video games, augmented and virtual reality, and social media. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and presented nearly 200 different works at regional, national, and international conferences, and has co-authored two textbooks – one focused on mediated communication and the other on entertainment media.
Dr. Bowman’s research broadly considers the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social demands of interactive media, so that we can better understand (a) human motivations to engage interactive media and (b) the effects of that usage on myriad dimensions.
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