Video Games Have Always Been Queer: Bonnie Ruberg at Digital Aesthetics Workshop

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On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Bonnie Ruberg, assistant professor of digital media and games in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine, will be presenting work from their forthcoming monograph Video Games Have Always Been Queer. The event will take place from 4-6pm in the Stanford Humanities Center Board Room as part of the Geballe Research Workshop on Digital Aesthetics: Critical Approaches to Computational Culture.

For more information, please refer to the Stanford Humanities Center website:


Fembots: From Representation to Reality


On Monday, November 13, 2017 (5:30pm in Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building), media maker/scholar Allison de Fren (Occidental College) will be on hand for a screening of her 2010 documentary The Mechanical Bride and her 2015 video essay Fembot in a Red Dress. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A.

Sponsored by the Stanford Department of Art & Art History, the Documentary Film Program, and Stanford’s Frankenstein@200 Initiative.

Hypermasculinity and Digital Games


On Thursday, June 27, 2013 (10:00-12:00, room 306 in the Conti-Hochhaus), the English Department and the Gender Studies program of the Faculty of Humanities will be hosting a guest lecture by Sven Schmalfuß of the University of Regensburg. The lecture, titled “Hypermasculinity and Digital Games: Unreal Beefcakes, Homophobia and Gender-Games,” is free and open to all. For more information, please contact Wolfgang Funk.

High Art, Commercial TV, and Gender

Here are a couple of videos relevant to tonight’s Film & TV Reading Group discussion of Lynn Spigel’s “Television, the Housewife, and the Museum of Modern Art.” Above: Salvador Dali’s January 27, 1957 appearance on What’s My Line? Below: a sequence from Barbra Streisand’s 1967 Color Me Barbra and an excerpt from Jackie Kennedy’s tour of the White House on Valentine’s Day, 1962.