Tag Archives: representation

Introduction: Open Call

Issue 9 of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology brings together an array of nuanced and intersectional discussions around current topics of significance to research on gender, technology and new media. The articles in this issue offer critical explorations of topics ranging from digitizing knowledge the construction of femmescapes through blogging the … Continue reading Introduction: Open Call

Daddy Issues: Constructions of Fatherhood in The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite

Abstract: This paper examines the dadification of digital games, the trend in which players are positioned as father (figures). Comparing the way fatherhood is imagined in The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite on both ludological and representational registers reveals contesting constructs of masculinity with different relations to feminist politics. Pointing to the increasing prevalence … Continue reading Daddy Issues: Constructions of Fatherhood in The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite

Thrice Invisible in its Visibility: Queerness and user generated ‘Kand’ videos

The door opens. A young man in his underwear walks out. He looks around, looking for somebody. There is excitement in the air as the camera shows us glimpses of other men in similar states of undress, milling around a dorm room. There is a call for music. The door shuts in our face. Three … Continue reading Thrice Invisible in its Visibility: Queerness and user generated ‘Kand’ videos