Dundee Arts Cafe - Random Access Memories: Nostalgia and Videogames

  • Urch, J. (Organiser)
  • Robin J. S. Sloan (Presenter)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    Many of us today have fond memories of playing video games in our childhood, and continue to be video games fans to this day. The sights, sounds, and styles of classic games such as Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros. or Doom have impacted on everything from graphic design and fashion to music and film. But perhaps fewer of us have considered the extent to which video games engage more widely with collective and cultural memory.

    In this talk, Dr Robin Sloan from Abertay University will discuss “nostalgia games” – video games that generate great appeal through their referencing of past games, films, music, technology, and shared memories of days gone by.
    Period5 Feb 2019
    Event titleDundee Arts Cafe
    Event typeOther
    Sponsors, Abertay University, Leisure & Culture Dundee
    LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionLocal


    • gaming
    • cultural memory
    • culture
    • collective memory
    • computer games