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video game & youth research

Computer videogames is a topic that no one from the photographic index (2007 group) has chosen to work with, but there is a lot of photographic work out there, looking at young videogamers. It is a topic next year we’ll work on as I will make sure it gets incorporated into the project on youth (sub)cultures. A related topic is always the one of violence and the impact of video games on youth. Edmund Wong has just published on youtube a six-part documentary titled “Videogame Violence & Effects on Youth”. He is a graduate student at San Jose’ State University School of Journalism & Mass Communications

part 1: Introduction & Background on Games

part 2: Mortal Kombat & the ESRB

Part 3: Doom and the Columbine Massacre

Part 4: Addiction & Grand Theft Auto Controversy

Part 5: California Videogame Law

Part 6: Causation and Correlation. Final Thoughts

(via videoludica)

Filed under: gameculture


This info comes via photographer Patrice Hanicotte who went to the Cherryvale Skateboard Co‘s London Private View last night, and told me about the project that mixes skateboards and photography, founded by Valerie Phillips and Jason Gormley in Cherryvale, Kansas, and “dedicated to the preservation of youthful idealism, naïve enthusiasms and unrealistic expectations.” Valerie’s photos are great and i like the mini-album she published to accompany the project. It’s great there is such cool interest for skate culture out there, and the work of Shea Rico: Just another skateboard day fits nicely within it. You can catch the Cherryvale Skateboard Co until July 27 @ The Gallery, First Floor 125 Charing Cross Rd (Above Soho Books).

Filed under: exhibition

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Key words: youth (sub) cultures, archives, performance, art, photography

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