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Deathmatch in the Stacks

by Carol T Chung in Design on 08 December 2005

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In celebration of their new book, The Game Design Reader: A Rules of Play Anthology, indie games evangelist Eric Zimmerman from GameLab and the lovely Director of Graduate Studies in the DT department at Parsons Katie Salen present an evening of discussion and debate about the past, present, and future of games. The book, edited by Katie and Eric, is a collection of essays from 8 influential figures from the field of videogames and play scholarship. During the event, each contributiing author will present a short selection from their work and invite game players, designers, and critics to exchange in a bit of verbal friendly fire.

The particpants are:
Katie Salen
Eric Zimmerman
Ken Birdwell (game designer)
Greg Costikyan (game designer and writer)
Gary Alan Fine (game sociologist)
Linda Hughes (playground folklorist)
Henry Jenkins (videogame scholar)
Warren Robinett (game designer and programmer)
Brian Sutton-Smith (play scholar and theorist)
Plus appearances by New York City game players and luminaries Ze Frank (designer), Tami Meyers (LARPer) Karen Sideman (designer), and McKenzie Wark (theorist)

When & Where: Friday, December 9, 7 pm, The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York

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