What: “Feeling Through Media: Film and Video Games in Perception”
Who: Dan Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Emory University
When: April 11, 2018, from 4:00 PM
Where: 3rd floor screening room, CMII Building (next to 25 Park Place), Georgia State University
Join Playtest for our final event of the Spring 2018 semester as we are joined by Dr. Dan Reynolds, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Emory University. We are thrilled to have Dr. Reynolds speak on his research regarding the relationships between media and the embodied mind.
Media theory tends to treat perception as passive, as an automatic process by which information from media are transported into the internal, representational world of the mind. This talk argues that perception—in media use as in life—is an active endeavor. Employing examples from films and video games from 1900 to the present, Daniel Reynolds argues that media, whether they are nominally “interactive” or not, exemplify the work involved in feeling our way through the world.