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Ian Bogost (CANCELLED)

Video Game Designer and Critic

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 3:00pm

IU Cinema

UPDATE (Dec. 3, 2013): We are very sorry to announce that Ian Bogost’s visit to Bloomington this week has been cancelled.

More information is available here.


The College Arts & Humanities Institute presents:

Award-winning Author and Game Designer

Thursday, December 5, 2013
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.

This event is co-sponsored by Themester 2013: “Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World,” an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, though seating is limited.