Making Contact, for August 17, 2012 - 1:30pm
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At the mall, online, and even within the US military. Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture. But anti-war protestors have found a way inside those games too. And artists are finding ways to turn the virtual world, into a place where the military hero narrative can be questioned. On this edition, we hear excerpts from the movie "Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture," written and directed by Roger Stahl.
Joseph Delappe, University of Nevada Art Professor; Lee Hutchinson, brother of soldier killed in Iraq; Wafaa Bilal, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Assistant Arts Professor; "Mancow" Mulle, radio host.
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Anne Marie Schleiner <http://www.vdb.org/artists/anne-marie-schleiner>
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