TweetI convene a Production Programme in Interactive Media at the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. The second semester of the course centres around an Introduction to Programming unit. This is definitely the most difficult part of the programme for the students, as it is where the course shifts [...]
Tweet Here’s the abstract of a paper Nicci Pallitt and I just had accepted by the journal Language & Education: ‘Grand Theft South Africa’: Games, literacy and inequality in consumer childhoods By Marion Walton and Nicola Pallitt Discussions of ‘game literacy’ focus on the informal learning and literacies associated with games but seldom address the [...]
This panel reports ethnographic approaches to play practices and digital gameplay in different sites in Cape Town, in the context of the regulation of the games industry in South Africa. Contributors explore the significance of games as commodities in the local context, identify digital literacies shaped by local socio-technical practices and differential levels of access, and theorize how commercial games produced in the North are being interpreted, reconfigured and appropriated in these South African contexts.
TweetI hate shopping. For example, if I find a t-shirt that I like, I usually buy three or four, just in case I don’t go shopping again next year. So it’s pretty hilarious that I’ve indulged in a quiet binge of virtual consumerism over the last few weeks. Andrew Burn and Diane Carr from the [...]