MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE

I had the honour of being invited to speak at Gamercamp. It's an amazing game culture event organized with equal amounts arcade/exhibition and discussion. I took the opportunity to talk about a merging of my personal interests - the romance genre and videogames - with a sprawling thought piece called Machines of Loving Grace: Romancing the Medium of Videogames

This was mostly a thought piece on what 'love' in videogames might look like, the many ways in which we might conceive of love as a system, how romance might always already be mediated with a celebratory nod to some crucial videogame texts that evoke the emotions associated with love, romance and flirtation. 

The notes from my talk are available here as well as the PPT presentation, it's quite cute!