invisibility blues: exploring racial representation in video games

July 28, 2015

Check out ‘Invisibility Blues: Exploring Race in Video Games’, the new video series (from Purdue University professor Dr Samantha Blackmon and Purdue phd student Alisha Karabinus) which aims to explore the racial stereotyping and lack of diversity in contemporary games.

Its creators state: “We are longtime games scholars and critics, and we want to open up the conversation about race and representation in video games. Writers, critics, academics, and journalists have been talking about race in video games for years, and yet the representation of people of color in gaming hardly seems to improve. When PoC are presented, many lack nuance. Sometimes, they are completely missing from game worlds, or, if present, are relegated to background roles.” CLICK HERE to support the series via Kickstarter.