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As you know, i3 Scholars work in teams throughout the year researching real world problems at the intersection of people, information, and technology. This week, we’re featuring two teams from the 2019 Cohort and the projects they’re currently working on. Read the descriptions written by both teams below:
Team GameChangers: Our research focuses on video game users’ perceptions of ethnic representation within video game cover art. We extended existing studies of representation in games and game paratext that highlights the immense cultural influence that video games have in our contemporary society. We analyze 298 survey responses from participants of various ethnicities about a compilation of the 20 best-selling games from each year from 2010 to 2015. We discuss how white and non-white participants value racial representation on video game covers.
Team Kathleen: Our research project seeks to examine the expansion of Christian Identity Movement (CIM) subset within the larger white extremist community. We seek to understand how the CIM has infiltrated the greater white extremist digital communities and proliferated across numerous social media platforms. By understanding how this ideology has resurfaced in extremist manifestos among other troubling trends, we hope to mitigate the impact of white extremists online and offline.
Both Teams will be presenting their preliminary work at iConference 2020 in Sweden this upcoming March. Stay tuned to see how their projects evolve!
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