The Games and Spaces research group is an initiative that studies the properties of spatial media, both digital and physical. Areas of interest include digital games, virtual worlds, urban environments, public places, theme parks, locative media, alternate reality games, and architecture. Not limiting its members to a single approach, Aperio engages in these areas through interdisciplinary undertakings: narrative, aesthetic, technical, procedural, ethnographic, anthropological, cultural and social. Aperio serves as a place for students, faculty, and researcher across the Georgia Tech campus to share resources, engage in discussions and knowledge sharing, and collaborate on projects.
Coming together through Aperio, faculty and students from Digital Media and the College of Architecture have collaborated on an edited collection of essays about world’s fairs called “Meet Me at the Fair.” Drawing from the fields of anthropology, history, architecture, urban design, and media studies, the book consists of essays about and analyses of world’s fair design, issues, and objects.