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Introducing Shuji Watanabe

The GRAND Digital Humanities project welcomes Shuji Watanabe. He is an Associate Professor of Image Arts and Science visiting the University of Alberta from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. He is in Edmonton on sabbatical for 7 months with his family. His research is around prototyping user generated content games. At the University of Alberta he … Read more

Replaying Japan 2014

Replaying Japan 2014 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference August 21st to 23rd, Edmonton, Canada Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Rooms 420 and 430 With support from GRAND the University of Alberta is hosting the second international conference on Japan game studies. This academic conference is jointly organized with Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Keynote speakers … Read more

Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon: GRAND Scholar

Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon has been selected to be a 2014 GRAND Scholar associated with the Digital Humanities (DigHum) project. Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon is a former recipient of the Monbukagakusho Research Student Fellowship awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. He conducted research at Wako University (Tokyo) on Japanese video game culture and … Read more

You and whose army? Game of Writing used to teach academic writing

The Game of Writing is being used for the first time in a writing course WRS 102 Writing in the Disciplines. This course is the first test of the online gamified writing environment that started as a GRAND prototype research project but not the last – we expect 200 students to enroll in the fall 2014 class. The … Read more

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