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Animal Crackers - How we treat animals in video games

Night Talk: What is a human? Humans are like animals, but not in all qualities. We (tend to believe we) are superior to (other) animals. At the same time, we like to idealize the natural world of animals as being better than ours.

A glimpse of a possible answer can perhaps be found in how animals are portrayed in video games. Theologian of culture Frank Bosman takes a look at how animals feature in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Pokémon Go, Goat Simulator, and Far Cry 4, and how this portrayal can help us understand more about ourselves and our own lives.


Language: English

Organzation: Tilburg Cobbenhagen Center

Location: Cube 21

When: 04 October 2018 20:15

End date: 04 October 2018 21:00