A brief introductory essay provides historical and scholarly context for an interview with the French game designer Muriel Tramis, whose pioneering work between 1987 and 2000 unusually foregrounded issues of race, colonialism, and sexuality but remains little known outside of France.
Une Vie Bien Jouée / A Life Well Played: The Cultural Legacy of Game Designer Muriel Tramis
Alenda Y. Chang is an associate professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in digital and environmental media. In her recent book Playing Nature: Ecology in Video Games (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), she argues that games should be understood as part of a cultural response to the growing ecological crisis and offers new, ecocentric frameworks for studying and designing playable experiences of all kinds. Chang is also the founding coeditor of the open-access journal Media+Environment and codirects the Wireframe media studio, which fosters creative pedagogy, research, and design aligned with social and environmental justice.
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Alenda Y. Chang; Une Vie Bien Jouée / A Life Well Played: The Cultural Legacy of Game Designer Muriel Tramis. Feminist Media Histories 1 January 2020; 6 (1): 147–162. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2020.6.1.147
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