May 20, 2017
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Pride Center of NJ
85 Raritan Avenue
Katherine Cross, a trans Latina gaming critic and games writer, dives deep into discussing both the challenges of being in the gaming industry at that intersection of identities, and why she, nevertheless, persisted. Online harassment, especially in its new, more organized and virulent form, is profoundly destructive. But there is life after abuse, and Cross shows how and why gaming has always been worth it for her. This is a talk about claiming space for yourself and cleaving to it.
"Katherine Cross is a Ph.D student in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as a widely published gaming critic and sought after commentator on Internet culture. Her writing on the politics of the virtual has appeared in Rolling Stone, Polygon, The Establishment, Slate, Wired, among many others. She has also been interviewed by NPR, Le Monde, ABC Radio National, and more for her views on issues like online harassment. Katherine keeps a weekly column on videogames at Gamasutra where she writes about whatever is tickling her fancy in the world of gaming."
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