When digital worlds meet the real world

Run time: 17:00 – 18:00

If you’ve ever played an open world game, you’ll know that the growth of digital worlds is fast becoming endless, whether they are fantasy creations or based off our very own planet Earth. Have you ever wondered though, who the characters are, where they come from, and who sets the framework for the vast realms hidden inside your tiny gaming device? 

Come to this year’s Presidential Address for Geography to explore the challenges that arise when digitally created worlds meet real-world geography, including cultural appropriation, geopolitics, and human representation. 
Join Kate Edwards to learn how geography can be an incredibly powerful tool to help navigate these complex issues as companies strive to make inclusive content that maximises the global reach of their creative visions.
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Please note that this event may include discussion of conflict and war

15 September 2024 - 17:00
University House Great Hall, UEL Stratford Campus