Bret Staudt Willet (Assistant Professor, Florida State University)
Location: Room 203, South Hall
Date: Friday, March 24
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Friday Only Expo Pass
Vault Recording: Not Recorded
This roundtable focuses on making visible the various forms of invisible labor present in the game industry and how these are exacerbated by trying to balance professional responsibilities with taking care of family members (which holds its own set of invisible labor demands). Both at work and at home, tasks and responsibilities can be overlooked, ignored, or marginalized for a whole range of reasons. This session provides space for participants to share experiences as well as develop strategies together.
Participants in this roundtable session will have opportunities to share their own experiences and hear from others in similar situations. They will benefit from the conversation that makes invisible things visible, receiving social validation from mutual exchange as well as developing and learning new approaches to navigate tensions between finding health at home and at work, especially as we continue to move into a new normal following the COVID-19 pandemic.
All are welcome, but the conversation will be most useful to those who are trying to balance professional responsibilities with taking care of family members.