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Avatars and their Players: From Object to Other

Exhibit: October 1-December 30, 2018, Room 1020, Downtown Campus Library

Presentation: November 13, 2018, Downtown Campus Library: 2pm, Room 104 DCL

Drs. Jaime Banks and Nick Bowman visualize their scholarly research on the experiences and effects of video gamers' connections with their avatars. This exhibit features "100 Avatars," digital element, in collaboration with WVU Libraries. The digital collection features players' submitted images and stories, recounting their favorite memories with favorite videogame avatars. These stories illustrate the impact avatars have had on their lives -- dispelling assumptions and myths about gamers and highlighting the ways that avatars can be meaningful in contemporary life.