Announcement: A week of UT American Studies in photos

Between Rebecca Solnit’s visit and the department’s “Practices of Play” symposium, last week was quite a busy one for our department. In case you weren’t able to attend either or both of those events, we have a few photos here of all of the proceedings. Enjoy!

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All photos by Carrie Andersen.

Grad Research: A Map of Classic Arcades

Pinball Machines

Check out this fantastic and useful map of classic arcades in the United States, created by Ph.D. candidate Carly Kocurek, which was recently featured on Kotaku.

Here’s what Carly has to say about her ongoing cartographic project:

I created the map as a resource for researchers interested in classic games, and, of course, for gamers interested in tracking some of these places down. My intention is to continue updating it as best I can, so that it remains current.

Check out Carly’s original blog post about the map here.