The Games & Culture Lab is a Mellon-funded initiative coordinated by the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) faculty here at Duke to explore games throughout history and in contemporary society and culture. Games and Culture is part of a new 5-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Humanities Unbound project. We are also proud to partner with the Duke Game Lab (located in the Perkins Link) to imagine the future of gaming pedagogy and foster a collaborative, creative community in gaming here at Duke.
The Lab asks 4 related questions: What roles do games play in our culture? How do games reflect and represent our culture? Can we use games to enhance our college classrooms? Can we make games as social and cultural intervention? In short, we study culture, we study games, and we develop games.