Is This the Middle East?

Rayane Jemaa – Is This the Middle East?

Is This the Middle East? investigates representation of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in a selection of video games. I am interested in the patterns, repetitive artefacts, locations and texts in games that claim to be set in the MENA region. These objects become archetypes. Are these photo-realistic environments also realistic in the scenes they depict or do they become another backdrop for war-related games? Using photogrammetry to reconstruct these environments, I address the implications of seeing an abundance of often over-simplified images of the Middle East, especially in a world where video games are becoming not only a global phenomenon, but also a means to encounter other cultures.

Diploma project (2021) by Rayane Jemaa

Professors
Alain Bellet, Christophe Guignard, Gaël Hugo, Laura Nieder, Pauline Saglio
Mention
Excellent
Award
EXECAL Award
Award
Pierre Keller Award
Know-how
game, documentary, web, 3D Graphics, data visualization, UX/UI
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