Raiford Guins

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Game After

http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/game-after

Edited Clean Image

http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/edited-clean-version

The Object Reader

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415452304/

 

I am an Associate Professor of Culture and Technology within the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University and member of the Consortium of Digital Art, Culture, and Technology (cDACT). I am also a Founding Principal Editor with the Journal of Visual Culture and Curator of the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection with Kristen J. Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

I am the author of Game After: A Cultural Study of Video Game Afterlife (MIT Press, 2014), Edited Clean Version: Technology and the Culture of Control (University of Minnesota Press, 2009),and co-editor of The Object Reader (with Fiona Candlin, Routledge, 2009) and Popular Culture: A Reader (with Omayra Zaragoza Cruz, Sage, 2005). My writing on video games appear in the following journals: the Journal of Visual Culture, Game Studies, Design Issues, Design and Culture, and Cabinet.

Currently I am co-edited Debugging Game History: A Critical Lexicon (MIT Press, Forthcoming 2015) with Henry Lowood and will begin a short book on the pre-history of William Higinbotham’s 1958 analog computer game entitled, Tennis For Two, or the Love of Analog Technology, in Fall 2014. My general research interests are: video game history and preservation, design studies and history, history and philosophy of technology, cultural studies of technology, and material culture.

In my leisure time I collect vinyl records, hang out with my son, and support Leeds United— "Until The World Stops Going Round".

For more info on my activities please visit: raifordguins.com

 

Select publications can be found here:

http://sbsuny.academia.edu/RaifordGuins/Papers



 

 

 2000 Ph.D. Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.

 Appointed to Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University, in 2008.

 

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New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

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Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.

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Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

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