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Next week – let’s meet at the Games talk, which runs from 6-7:30. We will meet back at ITP and set up between 7:45 and 8PM. From 8PM to 9PM, we will do the science salon activities and then adjourn.

Please be back at ITP promptly so we can begin after the Games talk!

Here are the details:

Please join us for The NYU Game Center Lecture Series

Date: Thursday, March 5th
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30PM
Place: 721 Broadway, Room 006, lower level


Please join us for The NYU Game Center Lecture Series

Noted game scholar and designer Dr. Ian Bogost, is visiting NYU to
discuss his experience as a leading contributor to the field of game studies. He
will share his views on the complex aesthetic and cultural issues surrounding
video games.

The format for the evening will focus on dialogue and conversation.
The audience is encouraged to join the discussion. Please bring your questions and
ideas around the general topic of games and the specific topic of how to best
incorporate games as a field of study within the university.

Dr. Ian Bogost is an Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of
Technology and Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC. His research and
writing considers videogames as an expressive medium, and his creative practice focuses
on games about social and political issues. Bogost is author of Unit Operations: An
Approach to Videogame Criticism (MIT Press 2006), recently listed
among “50 books for everyone in the game industry,” of Persuasive Games: The
Expressive Power of Videogames (MIT Press 2007), and co-author (with Nick
Montfort) of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (MIT Press 2008).
Bogost’s videogames about social and political issues cover topics as varied
as airport security, disaffected workers, the petroleum industry, suburban
errands, and tort reform. His games have been played by millions of people and
exhibited internationally.

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