1 hr 3 min

How Games Can Make Us More & Less Free (with C. Thi Nguyen‪)‬ Ethics and Video Games Podcast

    • Video Games

One way to think about games is as experiences tailored to give us agency – to provide us with clear values and motivations and then force us to overcome obstacles in pursuit of those values and motivations.  Engaging our agency in a variety of ways, games can make us more free, but in ways that also pose interesting new dangers for us.
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Our guest is C. Thi Nguyen, who used to be a food writer, but now is a philosophy professor at University of Utah. He writes about trust, art, games, and communities. He's interested in the ways that our social structures and technologies shape how we think and what we value.
His first book is Games: Agency as Art. It was awarded the American Philosophical Associations 2021 Book Prize. It’s about how games are the art form that work in the medium of agency. 
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JOIN THE ETHICS AND VIDEO GAMES COMMUNITY:
- Follow/like/share us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube 
- Explore our website and check out our Video Games Ethics Resources Center: https://ethicsandvideogames.com
- If you're game to lend us your financial support, we'd love to have it and can definitely use it!  You can do that here: SUPPORT OUR PODCAST!
- Give us a review whereever you listen to podcasts
- If you've got an idea or an ethical issue involving video games that you think would make for a good podcast, please let us know! 
Contact us at ethicsandvideogames.com or email us at contact@ethicsandvideogames.com.  We’d love to hear from you!
Hosted by Shlomo Sher, Ph.D. and Andy Ashcraft
Production by Carmen Elena Mitchell
Music and graphics by Daniel Sher

One way to think about games is as experiences tailored to give us agency – to provide us with clear values and motivations and then force us to overcome obstacles in pursuit of those values and motivations.  Engaging our agency in a variety of ways, games can make us more free, but in ways that also pose interesting new dangers for us.
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Our guest is C. Thi Nguyen, who used to be a food writer, but now is a philosophy professor at University of Utah. He writes about trust, art, games, and communities. He's interested in the ways that our social structures and technologies shape how we think and what we value.
His first book is Games: Agency as Art. It was awarded the American Philosophical Associations 2021 Book Prize. It’s about how games are the art form that work in the medium of agency. 
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JOIN THE ETHICS AND VIDEO GAMES COMMUNITY:
- Follow/like/share us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube 
- Explore our website and check out our Video Games Ethics Resources Center: https://ethicsandvideogames.com
- If you're game to lend us your financial support, we'd love to have it and can definitely use it!  You can do that here: SUPPORT OUR PODCAST!
- Give us a review whereever you listen to podcasts
- If you've got an idea or an ethical issue involving video games that you think would make for a good podcast, please let us know! 
Contact us at ethicsandvideogames.com or email us at contact@ethicsandvideogames.com.  We’d love to hear from you!
Hosted by Shlomo Sher, Ph.D. and Andy Ashcraft
Production by Carmen Elena Mitchell
Music and graphics by Daniel Sher

1 hr 3 min