Michael Anthony DeAnda

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Michael
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DeAnda
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Michael Anthony DeAnda is a PhD candidate in Technology and Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the ways queer people and communities engage in playing and developing games. His dissertation focuses on the coding of masculinity in games billed for gay audiences.

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Michael Anthony DeAnda is a PhD candidate in Technology and Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the ways queer people and communities engage in playing and developing games. His dissertation focuses on how games built for gay male audiences encode gender identity and sexuality.

As a game designer, he develops games that comment on sexuality and gender as a way of envisioning spaces for LGBTQ+ people to heal from heteronormative values and develop broader understandings of gender identity and sexuality. He developed TRANS-Gression as part of his masters project at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, he is currently developing a web-based Alternate Reality Game, entitled Bulge Lab, as part of his dissertation which is currently under playtesting. 

DeAnda is an active member of Different Games Collective, primarily involved in presenting and addressing inclusivity in the conference spaces and at Different Games sanctioned events. During his first with the collective, he spearheaded the revamp of the Different Games Inclusivity Statement.

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{Queer|Digital}Texts

{Queer|Digital}Texts

October 24 2018
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Call for Participants: Different Games Conference 2018

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Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science 2017

November 17 2017 to November 19 2017
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