Game-on: STS Professors Colin Milburn along with Joseph Dumit, Caren Kaplan, Kriss Ravetto, and others shared in a $2.5M grant to fund Gaming Studies!
The Humanities Innovation Lab has received a six-year grant to develop Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research, focusing on the cultural impacts of video games and interactive media, examining questions of virtuality and immersivity, narrative, multimodality, serious games and gamification, and ways in which game technologies transform diverse aspects of everyday life around the world.
The Humanities Innovation Lab at UC Davis has been producing cutting-edge scholarship and facilitating unexpected collaborations since its inception in 2009. Over the next six years, the lab will see a major influx of new work and international collaboration. The Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research Syndicate (IMMERSe), a collaborative initiative between the Games Institute at Canada’s University of Waterloo and the Humanities Innovation Lab at UC Davis, together with a team of researchers from several other Canadian universities (McMaster, Concordia, Carleton, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology) has won a 6-year, $2.5 million (CAD) grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to study the cultural impact of video games and immersive technologies.