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Monday, July 31 • 11:30am - 11:45am
Beyond the Holocaust: Embodying Jewish Values in WWII Games

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When religion is represented in a game, it broadens the exposure of players to unfamiliar practices. However, Judaism is typically absent from games, even as Jewish cultural and religious touchstones are appropriated. As Jewish women designing games about our own heritage, we will discuss ways to represent Jewish concepts in games, particularly when those concepts challenge dominant narratives about religion and about Jews.

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Jessica Hammer

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Jessica Hammer is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, jointly appointed between the HCI Institute and the Entertainment Technology Center. She combines game design with qualitative and quantitative research techniques to understand how games impact human behavior... Read More →
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Shoshana Kessock

CEO, Phoenix Outlaw Productions
Shoshana Kessock is a writer and game designer, co-founder of Phoenix Outlaw Productions and staff writer for the 7th Sea tabletop roleplaying line by John Wick Presents. She is the author of games like Dangers Untold, SERVICE, Keeping The Candles Lit, The Last Ten Minutes, Blood... Read More →

Monday July 31, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am EDT
Room 104