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Ian Bogost

How Successful Videogames Explain Society

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 3:30pm

Indiana University Cinema

The College Arts & Humanities Institute presents:

Award-winning Author and Game Designer

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
3:30 pm
Indiana University Cinema

Ian Bogost, one of the smartest scholars of new media and gaming, regular contributor to tech blogs, denizen of the Twittersphere, will deliver a public presentation titled “How Successful Videogames Explain Society.” Ian’s books as well as the games he has designed (including the self-ironizing Facebook Game, Cow Clicker) all display the same exploration and wit.

Bogost is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC. An award-winning designer and media philosopher, Bogost is author of Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame CriticismHow to Do Things With Video Games, and the recent Alien Phenomenology: What It’s Like to Be a Thing. He is also author/designer of A Slow Year, a collection of videogame poems for Atari VCS, Windows, and Mac, and winner of the Vanguard and Virtuoso awards at the 2010 Indiecade Festival.

Bogost will also meet with students and faculty earlier that day, at 11:30 am, in the Walnut Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, though seating is limited.