Global Change Games: Beyond Blue

Friday, November 12, 2021
12:00pm to 2:00pm

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A screenshot from the game Beyond Blue that shows a diver swimming in front of the shadow of a turtle.

When

Friday, November 12, 2021
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Add to calendar 11/12/2021 12:00 11/12/2021 14:00 Global Change Games: Beyond Blue

This event is part of the Global Change Games series.

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.

Our oceans are under threat from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Inspired by the BBC series Blue Planet II, Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. The game invites players to imagine what our ocean’s future might be.

In this event, Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD student Selene Schmittling will play Beyond Blue and talk about how this game challenges players to find hope and feel agency amidst a natural environment under pressure. She will be joined by Dr. Vicky Thayer of the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, who will talk about the science on which the game is based. 

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. Recordings of past streams are available on our YouTube page after the event.

Where

Virtual

About This Event

This event is part of the Global Change Games series.

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.

Our oceans are under threat from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Inspired by the BBC series Blue Planet II, Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. The game invites players to imagine what our ocean’s future might be.

In this event, Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD student Selene Schmittling will play Beyond Blue and talk about how this game challenges players to find hope and feel agency amidst a natural environment under pressure. She will be joined by Dr. Vicky Thayer of the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, who will talk about the science on which the game is based. 

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. Recordings of past streams are available on our YouTube page after the event.

Featured Speakers

Contact Information

Claire Cahoon

Accessibility

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