News, activities and awards
Nikki introduced her work on player identity in Guild War 2.
IConference 2013 happened in Fort Worth, Texas. This is a "cowboy city." Check out the pictures I've taken!
We had two visitors on this meeting: Rasmus and Shawna. Rasmus is a visiting student from Denmark and he will stay here till August. Shawna recently got her Ph.D. degree in communication from USC. Rasmus introduced his study of how people from different countries cooperate in a global software enterprise. Shawna introduced her Ph.D. thesis about the second generation gamers.
David introduced his study of k-pop stars and masculinity. Katherine talked about her study regarding the relationship between players and controllers.
Irvine's Farmers' Market opens every Saturday morning from 8:00AM to 12:00PM. It is an important site for us to study local food system.
Katherine Lo was awarded the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT) and received an Honorary SURP Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. SURF-IT is a 10-week summer research opportunity for UC Irvine undergraduates, including a series of seminars and a $2000 stipend. At the conclusion of the program, students share their research accomplishments by presenting their findings at the SURF-IT Symposium.
Colin introduced his project regarding the relationship between music and game. He examined the effect of music on players' behavior in Rez, a rail shooter game. He further discussed how his findings can help improve game design.
Yubo introduced his paper "regulating anti-social behavior on the Internet." Sunny introduced her research on transition movement.