Are We Having Fun Yet?


Session Title:

  • Gender and Technology: What Problem?

Presentation Title:

  • Are We Having Fun Yet?




  • Fun is central to the success of digital media. The dour tentacles of dull, gray theory are virtually useless to tease out the essence of why people actually plop themselves down in front of monitors, keyboards, and consoles. The question boils down to how to exploit the potentials of new media to expand our capacities for play and pleasure, without simply recapitulating the gendered genre models that have played themselves out into smoldering embarrassments at the close of the millennium.