Pong introduced America to video games and now there seems to be no turning back.
Is this why we don’t leave our houses anymore?
As more and more people around the world use video games to pass the time, to teach and learn, and to create alternative realities, it is time for us to consider what its implications are and whether or not we are leading or being led–and to where.
Live recording held at the café at AS220 at 5:30 p.m on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
Action Speaks looks at contemporary issues through the lens of history by using underappreciated dates of twentieth-century that have changed America. Join host Marc Levitt and guest panelists for some old-fashioned community exchange in the heart of downtown Providence’s arts and cultural district. For Fall 2011, Action Speaks looks at how the border between conflict and amusement is disappearing and what it portends for good TV… Are we all embedded?
With panelists Professor Fox Harrell from M.I.T., Dartmouth Professor/artist and author of Critical Play Mary Flanagan, Professor Randy Nichols from Bentley College and author of The Global Video Games Industry and world record holder in video games and public artist Michael Townsend we investigate the popularity of video games, their use in education, their relationship to the military and whether or not they are presaging the global expression of our utopian yearnings. Click here for links to video games recommended by our panelists!