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Legends & Lore: Exploring Mythic Worlds in Video Gaming
February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ever hear of creepypasta? You’ll know exactly what it is when you join Dr. Natalie Underberg-Goode for this interactive talk on how myths have been used in, and adapted into, video games, and how the internet plays a role in the creation and spread of legends. Explore how different video games approach the adaptation of myths, including representations of the mythic world, its setting and rules, and how humans and gods interact. Discover the origin and development of legend quests, from the physical to the digital, and the stories people create about “haunted technology” such as video games. Share your own experiences and participate in activities that involve reimagining myths and legends, especially from Central Florida, and embark on your own legend-trips on the internet. Dr. Natalie Underberg-Goode is assistant director and professor of Digital Media and Folklore in the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication and Media. Funding for this program is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Historical Society of Central Florida.
February 26 @ 1:00 pm -
February 26 @ 2:30 pm