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Wednesday, August 17 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Revealing Stealth Health: Examining Agency in Physical Activity Games

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This Poster presents a framework for analyzing games that are designed to impact players’ physical health in some way. Our analysis is grounded primarily in the notion of player agency (or, in many cases, lack thereof) relative to players’ own bodies, behavior, and health. We borrow the concept of “stealth health” from nutrition research to articulate this problem with agency, and the Poster will analyze several examples of commercial games or research-designed games that represent distinctions among various kinds of player agency and motivation.

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Cynthia Ching

Associate Professor of Learning and Mind Sciences, University of California, Davis
Technology and identity, personal data gaming, embodied cognition, games and behavior.

Roxanne Rashedi

University of California, Davis

Sara Schaefer

University of California, Davis

Wednesday August 17, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Varsity Hall Union South

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