Dames Making Games


Tuesday, January 13 - Thursday, March 12, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 13, 5-8 pm

Dames Making Games

The Women’s Studies Research Center will present Leaps & Maneuvers, an exhibition of interactive video games created by members of Toronto collective Dames Making Games (DMG). With a mission to positively influence the gaming industry and improve inclusiveness within it, DMG gives game creators agency in the expression of their identities and provides a community for women to play, critique and create games.

dmg kara stone
kara stone, medication meditation, interactive video game

dmg merritt
MERRIT KOPAS & ANNA ANTHROPY, space/off, interactive video game

dmg students
brandeis students at Leaps & maneuvers

Events 


Dames Making Games (DMG) Lecture

Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at the WSRC
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 12:30-2:00 pm
DMG member Soha Kareem will talk about the mission and activities of DMG

Game Jam 

Saturday, Jan. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 18, 10:00-6:00 pm both days
A 2-day intensive video game design workshop, no experience required 

Martin Weiner Lecture in Computer Science: Anita Sarkeesian

Shapiro Center Theater
Monday, February 9, 12:00 pm--WEATHER CANCELLATION
Anita Sarkeesian is a well-known feminist video game critic. She won the 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award and has been covered by the NY Times, New Yorker, Wired, and Businessweek.

Co-sponsored by the WSRC, Women's and Gender Studies, Dean of Arts & Science, Office of the Provost, English Department, Sociology and SJSP
This is a ticketed event only.

Screening: Feminist Frequency, Tropes vs Women in Video Games Damsel in Distress Parts 1-3

Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall at the WSRC
--NEW DATE--Monday, February 23, 1:30-3:00 pm
Feminist Frequency, created by Anita Sarkeesian, is a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.