Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Wershler, Darren, and Bart Simon. “The Allegorical Build: Minecraft and Allegorical Play in Undergraduate Teaching.” Gamevironments 15 (2021): 197-236. DOI: https://doi.org/10.48783/gameviron.v15i15.148

Simon, Bart, and Darren Wershler. “Childhood’s End (or, We Have Never Been Modern, except in Minecraft).Cultural Politics 14.3 (November 2018). 289-303. Project MUSE http://muse.jhu.edu/article/710092.

Watson, Nicholas. “Procedural Elaboration: How Players Decode Minecraft.” Loading… The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association, 10.16 (2017): 75-86.

Dissertations

Watson, Nicholas. Re-Crafting Games: The Inner Life of Minecraft Modding. PhD thesis, Concordia University. May 2019. Supervisor: Mia Consalvo.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Calcagnile, Angelica, Theodore Fox, Andrew Rochon, Nat Torre. “Moloch’s Gauntlet: Escape to Modernity.” In the Middle, A Chimera: The Milieu End-of-Year Exhibition & Symposium. Milieux Institute, Montreal, May 13, 2022. [slides]

Wershler, Darren, and Bart Simon. “Minecraft as Classroom II: Refamiliarization.” SALTISE. Moving Forward Together: Opportunities and Challenges for Pedagogical Innovation. Virtual conference 2021. Montreal, June 3, 2021. [notes] [slides]

Wershler, Darren, and Bart Simon. “Minecraft as Classroom.” Canadian Network for Innovation in Education virtual conference 2021. Montreal, Concordia University, April 20, 2021. [notes – Darren] [notes – Bart] [slides]

Watson, Nicholas. “Minecraft Modding Practices: The Rationalization of a Digital Participatory Culture.” Media In Transition 10, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, May 2019.

Watson, Nicholas. “Procedural Trivia and Triviacrafting: How Players Decode Minecraft.” Canadian Game Studies Association annual conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, June 2016.

Wershler, Darren, and Bart Simon. “Minecraft’s Lethal Architecture.” Canadian Game Studies Association Annual Meeting, Canadian Federation for The Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, Ottawa, Ontario, June 4, 2015. [notes] [slides]

Simon, Bart, and Darren Wershler. “The Duplication Machine: Minecraft and the Economics of the Perfect Copy.” Canadian Game Studies Association Annual Meeting, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, Ottawa, Ontario, June 4, 2015. [notes] [video]

Simon, Bart, Darren Wershler, Nic Watson. “Block by Block: Minecraft and the Manufacture of Expertise.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, March 29, 2015. [notes]

Simon, Bart. “Close to the Code, Down by the River.” The Building Blocks of Life: A Minecraft Colloquium. Concordia University, Montreal, February 13, 2015. [notes] [slides]

Wershler, Darren. “Minecraft and the Management of Light.” The Building Blocks of Life: A Minecraft Colloquium. Concordia University, Montreal, February 13, 2015. [notes] [slides]

Wershler, Darren, and Bart Simon. “Minecraft and the Management of Utopia.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Montreal, October 25, 2014. [notes] [slides]

Simon, Bart. “Minecraft as Statecraft.” Festschrift for Chandra Mukerji, UCSD, San Diego, June 6, 2014. [notes] [slides]

Other Writing

Iantorno, Michael. “New TAG Server: After the Consequences.” TAG Blog. April 24, 2020.

Iantorno, Michael. “Minecraft: A Scavenger Run on the TAG Server.”< TAG Blog. March 25, 2020./p>

Wershler, Darren. “The Next-to-Last Hurrah: An Aborted Minecraft Play Journal.” May 30, 2018.

Susel, Laura. “‘Atlantis Transcends’: My Educational Minecraft Experience.” TAG Blog. April 30, 2014.

Simon, Bart. “Down in the Mines No One Can Hear You Scream.” TAG Blog. January 22, 2013.

Filmography

Haraszti, Gina. Sidings of the Afternoon (2021) – short experimental film, 4m, HD. Writer, director, editor, cinematographer.
Montreal Independent Film Festival – Montreal, Canada, March 2021
18th Experimental Film and Video Festival – Seoul, South Korea, September 2021
Printemps numérique MTL Connect – Montreal, Canada, October 2021
Antimatter Festival – Victoria, BC, Canada, October 2021
VAST LAB Experimental Festival – Los Angeles, USA, October 2021
ULTRAcinema Experimental and Found Footage Festival – Mexico, November 2021
Rome Prisma Film Awards at Farnese Arthouse Cinema of Rome- Italy, December 2021
Swedish International Film Festival – Sweden, December 2021
Vesuvius International Film Fest (won Video Poetry Award) – Italy, December 2021
Tagore International Film Festival (won Experimental Films Critics’ Choice Award) – India, December, 2021
Uruvatti International Film Festival (won Best Micro Short Film) – India, December 2021
Toronto Independent Film Festival – Canada, December 2021
4th Dimension Independent Film Festival – Bali, December 2021

Haraszti, Gina. Your Place or Minecraft? (2016) – web documentary, 90m in total, machinima. Writer, director.
Asia Web Awards – online, 2016
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, interactive exhibition – Montreal, Canada 2018
THEMUSEUM: INTERPLAY exhibition – Kitchener, Canada 2018

Exhibitions

Haraszti, Gina, Pierson Browne, Joachim Despland. MindCraft.
THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, Canada, 2018
Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada, 2017
Ideas City, New Museum, New York, May 28-30, 2016
Arcade11, Montreal Joue, Montreal, 2015

Media Appearances

Juhl, Hayley. “Teaching Classes in a Minecraft World Could Be a Game-Changer.Montreal Gazette, March 29, 2022.

Patrick Lejtenyi CHECKS IN with Darren Wershler.” 4th Space Concordia. March 21, 2022. [SoundCloud version]

Attending Class Through Minecraft.” Let’s Go with Sabrina Marandola. CBC Radio Montreal. Aired March 14, 2022.

Lejtenyi, Patrick. “A Minecraft Build Can Be Used To Teach Almost Any Subject, According To Concordia Researchers.” Concordia News. February 22, 2022.

Baker, S. “‘It’s about more than Minecraft’.” [Interview with Gina Haraszti.] Concordia News. August 17, 2016.

Jourdenais, Pierre-Olivier “Grahfshiro”. “Your Place or Minecraft? Interview with Gina Hara – Part 1“. Girls on Games. August 1, 2016.

Jourdenais, Pierre-Olivier “Grahfshiro”. “Your Place or Minecraft? Interview with Gina Hara – Part 2“. Girls on Games. August 12, 2016.