In next Games and Storytelling lecture 6th Feb at 5:15-7 pm. we'll have Eric Zimmerman talking aboutâ€œGaming Literacy: Game Design as Model for Literacy in the 21st Centuryâ€
Venue: University of Art and Design Helsinki, Media Centre Lume, Sampo auditorium, HÃ¤meentie 135 C. Videoconference venue in Tampere: University of Tampere, lecture hall 1096, PinniB, Kanslerinrinne 1.
In his lecture Eric Zimmerman will talk about how game design can be seen as a model for an emerging set of literacies that are centered on systems, play, and design.
Eric Zimmerman has been working in the game industry for more than twelve years. He is the co-founder and CEO of Gamelab, a game development company based in New York City that focuses on experimental and innovative games. Gamelab creates and self-publishes award-winning singleplayer and multiplayer games that are distributed online, on mobile phones, and through retail, including the hit downloadable game Diner Dash. Pre-Gamelab titles include SiSSYFiGHT 2000 and the PC title Gearheads. Eric has taught courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and Parsons School of Design. He has lectured and published extensively about game design and game culture and is the co-author with Katie Salen of Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals (MIT Press, 2004) and The Game Design Reader: A Rules of Play Anthology (MIT Press, 2006), as well as the co-editor with Amy Scholder of RE:PLAY: Game Design and Game Culture (Peter Lang Press, 2004).
The lecture is in English.
Web pages: http://www.gamesandstorytelling.net/