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The Mobile Gaming Expo 

March 26 - 27, 2018, at NC State University.

This was the very first public exhibition of the current collection of the Networked Mobilities Lab (NML). The NML worked to create an archeological collection of mobile games. Our goal was to develop a mobile gaming database where researchers can search for and retrieve information about mobile and location-based games.

The exposition showcased a range of mobile gaming devices, beginning in the late '80s to contemporary examples. In addition, we showed documentation of canonical mobile games, which emphasize the increasingly hybrid nature of mobile gameplay. With the initial showcase of our collection, we asked participants to consider the materiality of mobile media; specifically, the ways that mobile devices have changed to allow for different kinds of user-device interactions and experiences of urban spaces.