Global Change Games: Bee Simulator

Friday, September 10, 2021
1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Bees on a hive as part of the Bee Simulator

When

Friday, September 10, 2021
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Add to calendar 09/10/2021 13:00 09/10/2021 15:00 Global Change Games: Bee Simulator

This event is part of the Global Change Games series.

It can be difficult to talk about climate change. Through the use of fictional scenarios, games help us explore and reflect on the challenging and sometimes frightening problems we face. In this series we will livestream gameplay and discuss how climate change games help us understand and grapple with the diverse and interrelated problems resulting from rapid global change.

Bee Simulator lets you explore a world brimming with life in which you collect pollen, defy dangerous wasps, and save your hive from pesticides, habitat loss, and pathogens. Lukasz Rosinski, founder of Bee Simulator studio Varsav, told The Verge, “We wanted to show a completely different perspective for this small insect using realistic models, graphics and gameplay mechanics inspired by real bees’ tasks, not cartoonish ones with an infantile story and mechanics.”

In this event, Libraries’ Learning Spaces & Services staff members Colin Keenan and Alex Valencia will play Bee Simulator and talk about how the game helps players to be much more aware of this micro world and its challenges. Dr. Colin Brammer of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will join the stream to talk about bees and climate change.

This event will be streamed live from our Twitch page. Anyone can watch the livestream, and if you have a free Twitch account, you can send your questions and comments in the live chat.

Where

Virtual

About This Event

This event is part of the Global Change Games series.

It can be difficult to talk about climate change. Through the use of fictional scenarios, games help us explore and reflect on the challenging and sometimes frightening problems we face. In this series we will livestream gameplay and discuss how climate change games help us understand and grapple with the diverse and interrelated problems resulting from rapid global change.

Bee Simulator lets you explore a world brimming with life in which you collect pollen, defy dangerous wasps, and save your hive from pesticides, habitat loss, and pathogens. Lukasz Rosinski, founder of Bee Simulator studio Varsav, told The Verge, “We wanted to show a completely different perspective for this small insect using realistic models, graphics and gameplay mechanics inspired by real bees’ tasks, not cartoonish ones with an infantile story and mechanics.”

In this event, Libraries’ Learning Spaces & Services staff members Colin Keenan and Alex Valencia will play Bee Simulator and talk about how the game helps players to be much more aware of this micro world and its challenges. Dr. Colin Brammer of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will join the stream to talk about bees and climate change.

This event will be streamed live from our Twitch page. Anyone can watch the livestream, and if you have a free Twitch account, you can send your questions and comments in the live chat.

Instructors

Featured Speakers

Contact Information

Claire Cahoon

Accessibility

If assistive technology, human-generated live captioning, or other accommodations would improve your experience at this event, please contact us. Our Twitch streams have computer-generated live captioning. We encourage you to contact us early about this to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.