I am really excited to finally get my copy of Playing Nature: Ecology and Video Games (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) by Dr. Alenda Y. Chang (Film and Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara). The cover is lovely, and the scholarship is much needed. It is also wonderful and deeply touching that the book is dedicated to me! I am so proud and honored and look forward to reading, using, teaching, and recommending the book!
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Dr. Edmond Y. Chang is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. His areas of research include technoculture, race/gender/sexuality, video games, RPGs, and LARP, feminist media studies, cultural studies, popular culture, and 20/21C American literature. He earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on queer American literature, speculative literature of color, virtual worlds, games, and writing. Recent publications include “Drawing the Oankali: Imagining Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Octavia Butler’s Dawn” in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler, “Playing as Making” in Disrupting Digital Humanities, and “Queergaming” in Queer Game Studies. He is completing his first book on algorithmic queerness and digital games tentatively entitled Queerness Cannot Be Designed. View all posts by edmondchang