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Thursday, June 23 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
State of the Union

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Join former GameSpot editor and current managing editor of Feminist Frequency Carolyn Petit as she shares her insights about the current state of the gaming industry. Drawing on her unique experiences as a visible transgender woman at a major videogame site, Carolyn will illuminate how certain limiting attitudes and ideas have become entrenched in games culture, and how we can challenge and subvert those ideas. Her talk will explore how game designers, journalists, PR people, and fans can seize the transitional moment in which we find ourselves to help foster a games culture that is truly more diverse, inclusive, and exciting for everyone.

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Carolyn Petit

Managing Editor, Feminist Frequency
I spent four years as an editor at GameSpot, where my experiences as a publicly transgender woman in the games media gave me a unique perspective on the state of games culture. My review of Grand Theft Auto V for GameSpot, which touched on issues of misogyny in the game, caused quite an uproar, while also triggering discussions about what a game review should be and what purpose it should serve. I'm currently Managing Editor at Feminist... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Tishman Auditorium

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