Exploring Social Discrimination through Interactive Narrative using Mimesis

D. Fox Harrell
Chong-U Lim
Sonny Sidhu
Jia Zhang
Ayse Gursoy
Christine Yu
New Media Consortium, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 13-15, 2012.

Mimesis: An Integrated Social Networking Application and Computer Game for Exploring Social Discrimination

D. Fox Harrell
Chong-U Lim
Sonny Sidhu
Christine Yu
Jia Zhang
Ayse Gursoy
Electronic Literature Organization Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia, June 20-23, 2012.

Mimesis

Online social networks and video games are prevalent in today’s society, and using both video game characters and social networking profiles cam potentially be used to help people better understand others’ experiences, delivering meaningful experiences which enable critical reflection upon one’s identity, and on others’ experiences related to identity. However, merely customizing graphical representations and text fields are insufficient to convey the richness of our real world identities. As a step towards conveying richer identity experiences, we introduce our interactive narrative game called Mimesis, which aims to allow players to explore identity phenomena associated with discrimination.

Associated Project: 
Mimesis
Tags: 
Advanced Identity Representation
Mimesis
Subscribe to RSS - Mimesis
Go to top