Video Games, Religion, and Morality

A session at FtBConscience

Saturday 20th July, 2013

10:00pm to 11:00pm

Religion and morality systems in video games are often grossly oversimplified, to the point where choices are entirely binary and you’re often forced, as a gamer, to do things that you might otherwise find appalling, like working in service of a god or gods. How are these heady topics handled in the slowly-maturing video game industry? Who’s already doing this stuff right? How can these topics’ treatment be improved?

About the speakers

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Jason Thibeault

Skeptic, gamer, computer geek, intersectional feminist, atheist, asshole, Freethought Blogger, and damn good looking to boot. Now in the US. How weird is THAT? bio from Twitter

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Russell Glasser

Atheist nano-celebrity in Austin. MS in Software Engineering. Lover of online games, politics, and other things that require strategy. bio from Twitter

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Brianne Bilyeu

Scientist Blogger Geek Atheist Activist ReproRights Humanist Optimist Ever-Aspiring Skeptic. Wife, daughter, sister. I love to learn something new every day! bio from Twitter

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Ashley F. Miller

Atheism, feminism, gay rights, minority rights, young adult literature, mass media, culture, the oxford comma, the ukulele, and surviving getting a doctorate.

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A medical student and atheist stuck in a land of a Million Gods. bio from Twitter

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Time 10:00pm11:00pm CST

Date Sat 20th July 2013

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