Barking up the Dialogue Tree: An Interview with Dr. Lin Joyce

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  I sat down virtually with Dr. Lin Joyce to chat about her creative journey, discuss her narrative insights, and gather advice for writers looking to get into the games industry.   Hello! First things first, please introduce yourself! Please let me know if you have any name or pronoun preferences. Hello, there! I’m Dr…. Read more »

Game Based Learning and Forming Communities with Minecraft: Education Edition

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  Minecraft: Education Edition is an approachable, free resource for UNT staff and students that utilizes game-based learning to connect students: in and out of the classroom. Adapting the iconic, open-world sandbox game Minecraft, Minecraft: Education Edition is a lesson-focused version that utilizes the core functions of Minecraft to teach students of all ages. Minecraft:… Read more »

The Outer Worlds: A Roleplay Paradise

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  Brief Breakdown:   Pros Unique, multifaceted skill trees alleviate traditionally restrictive RPG character systems An abundance of comedic and witty dialogue with a vast assortment of interesting characters Primary, secondary and companion questlines offer a full range of satisfying roleplay options that build to meaningful resolutions for each narrative decision Idiosyncratic environmental, art, and… Read more »

New at the Media Library: The Barbara Hammer Collection

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  The UNT Media Library recently purchased the full collection of films by filmmaker Barbara Hammer. She was a pioneer of her time, documenting LGBT+ history often with an autobiographical viewpoint and creating over 80 feature length and short films over the span of her lifelong career. Experimental in nature, her films often tested the limits… Read more »

May Staff Recommendations — Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Movies, TV shows and games can be great escapes in trying times. Many are even structured to help facilitate greater mental health practices, from documentaries that foster discussions, to video games designed for therapeutic purposes. We invite everyone to check out the UNT Media Library’s resources to help improve… Read more »

Black Holes: Comparing the First Image vs. the Imagination of Films & Games

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This week, humankind celebrates with Katie Bouman and her team as we get our first look at a black hole. Our first look into the dark abyss was heralded in media over the last century. Join the rest of humanity with a look into how we have perceived these massive gravity sinks through the lenses… Read more »

April Staff Recommendations: Alternate History Stories

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This April, the UNT Media Library highlights the films, shows, & games that explore Alternate Histories – a.k.a. the What If narratives that help us understand & appreciate our past by deviating from it altogether.   Monty Python and the Holy Grail: (Recommended by Erin) King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark… Read more »

Report from the Oak Cliff Film Festival

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Texas Theater marquee announces 2018 Oak Cliff Film Festival   The Media Library is always looking to provide you with the latest and best in documentary and narrative film as well as new restorations and repertory screenings. Last weekend, we were excited to serve as your representative at the 7th annual Oak Cliff Film Festival .  Bigger and better than ever, this film fest has been… Read more »

Mustang

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  The 69th, 2016 Cannes Film Festival has come and gone and, many international films are making headway and gaining attention in the United States. One of the films, Mustang (DVD 16948/16949) directorial debut of Turkish-French female director Denize Gamze Erguven, has been gaining attention of the masses.   Mustang’ s story focuses on five… Read more »
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