WARN Podcast Interview With Corey Mead

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About WARN Podcast Interview With Corey Mead:

Is there a relationship between video games and violence in the "real world?" And if there is no relationship between first-person shooting games such as Call of Duty: Ghost and gun violence, then why do militaries around the world use like computer games to train their soldiers?

This is a controversial issue--one that is frequently returned to by the news media after mass shooting events in the United States. In the newest installment of the podcast series here on We Are Respectable Negroes, I discuss these and other related matters about video games, digital media, and the military with Corey Mead, author of the new book War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict.   

He is also an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in literacy studies, composition, rhetoric, and creative writing at Baruch College University of New York.  

In this podcast, we cover many topics including the development of video games in the United States and their early origins as the result of collaborative efforts between the military and university researchers during the Cold War, the rise of the "military-entertainment" complex, and the moral panics that follow mass shooting events.

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