Research Talks

The 2019 UCSC Games Showcase will host a track of presentations about games research from professors and graduate students across campus. The research presentation track is free, open to the public, and co-located with the main game exhibit of the showcase.

See the research talk abstracts page for more info about each one.

Watch the recorded talks on the PlayableUCSC YouTube (sound was off until 10:30).

The talks will be in the Media Theater, 453 Kerr Rd, Santa Cruz, on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 12:15-4:45pm.

Research Presentations Program Chair: Breanna Baltaxe-Admony

Streaming by Colin Wheelock

Session 1 • 12:15-1:10
12:15 Opening Remarks Breanna Baltaxe-Admony
12:20 Investigating perceptual expertise for video game faces Jennifer Day
12:40 The Psychological Reality of Procedural Rhetoric Barrett Anderson
1:00 TownSim: Paving the Roads to a Virtual World Asiiah Song
1:10 Break
Session 2 • 1:20-2:20
1:20 Different by Design: An Overview of Alternative Controller Games Eddie Melcer
1:40 Acting as an Interface Nick Junius
2:00 Chasing play potentials: designing to surface the playfulness in our lives Ferran Altarriba Bertran
2:20 Break
Session 3 • 2:30-3:30
2:30 Radical Tunes: teaching kanji through a rhythm game Oleksandra "Saya" Keehl
2:50 Learning to Generate Music with Sentiment Lucas N. Ferreira
3:10 Titled, "Untitled" - a Compendium of Language Games Kavi Duvvoori
3:30 Break
Session 4 • 3:40-4:45
3:40 The Unheimlich Nostalgic: Mediation and Memory Within Silent Hill 4: The Room Ryan Page
4:00 A Framework for Choice Hermeneutics Cyril Focht
4:20 Casual Creators for AI Kate Compton
4:40 Closing Remarks Breanna Baltaxe-Admony