In light of today's discussion around an R18+ rating, Sydney-siders might be interested to attend a lecture tonight on the topic of media violence. Titled "Video and Violence: Is There a Link?", the lecture is hosted by "one of the world's most influential researchers on aggression and exposure to violent media", Professor Craig Anderson from Iowa State University.
Anderson was one of the researchers responsible for the recent study linking violent games and movies with a desensitisation to the pain and suffering of others.
Says the blurb for the lecture: "His work, while sometimes controversial, consistently finds links between violent media exposure and aggressive behaviour. His testimony, to the US Senate and other government consultations and submissions, has helped shape the debate on this highly critical issue. His work also has powerful implications for a number of related multi-billion dollar industries."
Who: Dr Craig Anderson (Iowa State University)
What: Colloqium: The effects of exposure to violent video games and other media
When: Monday, March 16 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Macquarie University, Building W5A - Theatre 2
Video and violence: Is there a link? Join the discussion with leading US expert [Macquarie University, thanks Tracey!]