Play is now, more than ever, serious business. The revolution in gaming has created new communities, identities, and careers. Games can now help detect early dementia and other cognitive deficits; they can reduce the pain felt by burn victims and speed recovery from concussions.; and they can keep our kids—and some of us too—entertained for hours and hours. What have we gained and what have we lost as a result of the ongoing “gamification of life”? Is play mainly about having fun? How will games help to shape the future and what it means to be a human being? This series brings together UC Santa Cruz scholars with community members to explore questions that matter to all of us. We invite you to join us on March 1, 2016 at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.
Featuring: Kimberly Lau (Literature) and Noah Wardrip-Fruin (Computational Media)
Facilitated by: Nathaniel Deutsch (IHR Director)
Please join us for an evening of conversation and connection as we explore questions that matter.
Tickets are available at IHR.UCSC.EDU ticket price: $10 ticket includes one complementary drink