Videobrains talks

 

I've spoken twice at the London-based video games talk series 'Videobrains', you can watch the talks here, from 2017 and 2016 respectively. 

 

Dating the Diverse Space Jesus

In this talk, which will cover material from the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series’*, I discuss how video games present us with representations of Messianic characters – or ‘Christ-figures’- that have the potential to be more diverse in sexuality than previous media representations, such as those from film.

 

 

Midnight in the Virtual Garden of Good & Evil

In this short talk, I briefly outline the progression of depictions of religion in games from bad to good, discussing the idea that we have now entered into an either 'midnight' or even 'post-midnight' period where games are now considering ideas of religiosity and faith in a more complex form that ever before.