Handmade Pixels: Indie Video Games and the Quest for Authenticity

Jesper Juul in front of a studio mic in Brian Lehrer show
Jesper Juul is a Copenhagen-based video game researcher and Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. Handmade Pixels is his fourth book on MIT Press, where he also co-edits the Playful Thinking Series.

Through examples of new, interesting, and strange games, Jesper Juul argues that independent video games face the problem of authenticity: How can we create new, authentic games in a global, digital, immaterial art form, at a time when the rest of culture celebrates local food, handcrafted items, and the analog? The talk is relevant for anybody interested in the history of video games, digital culture, and independent/alternative movements.

OASIS Lunchtime Talks is a series of lectures on current research by fascinating scholars from near and far. The event is free and open to all, welcome!


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