2009-2010 Seminar Series

Date Title Speakers
Thursday, June 3, 20104-6:30 p.m. Experimental Game Design: Process, Provocation and Play”
  • Tracy Fullerton, Electronic Arts Endowed Chair,Associate Professor, School of Cinematic Arts, USC

Coordinator : Elizabeth Losh, Writing Director, Humanities Core Course, UCI

Thursday, May 13, 20104-6:00 p.m.

DBH 3011

Creating the Future of Interactive Games”
  • Michael Zyda, Director of USC GamePipe Laboratory, and Professor of Engineering Practice, Department of Computer Science, USC
Monday, April 12, 20103:30-6 p.m. Digital Literacy & Play in MMOs & Virtual Worlds for Young Children
  • Jackie Marsh, Professor of Education, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Heather Horst, Humanities Research Institute, UCI,
    Associate Project Scientist, Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, UCI

Coordinator : Mimi Ito, Project Scientist, Department of Informatics, UCI

Thursday, March 4, 20103:30-6 p.m. Law and Virtual Worlds 
Wednesday, March 3, 201012:00-1:00 p.m. What is it Like to Be a (Digital) Bat?Expanding Human Perception through Game Design
  • Stefano Gualeni, Lecturer, Game Design and Game Architecture, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Coordinator : Sandy Appleoff, Chair of Game Art, Laguna College of Art and Design

Thursday, February 25, 20104-6:30 p.m. Digitally Ever Present
  • Fleeta Siegel, Senior Lecturer, Digital Media and Digital Video Production, Kingston University, UK

Coordinator : Sheron Wray, Associate Professor of Dance, UCI

Thursday, February 11, 20104-6:30 p.m.

DBH 5011

Virtualization of Science and Scholarship
  • George Djorgovski, Professor of Astronomy, Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research and Director of the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics,Caltech

Coordinator : Cristina V. Lopes, Associate Professor of Informatics, UCI

Thursday, January 14, 20104-6:30 p.m. Cutting the Cord : Strategies and Challenges of Independent Video Game Development

Coordinator : Steve Ganem, Co-founder and CTO of SuperVillain Studios

Friday, December 11, 20094-6:30 p.m. Think Inside the Box: Platform Studies
  • Ian Bogost, Associate Professor of Literature, Communication and CultureGeorgia Institute of Technology
  • Nick Montfort, Associate Professor of Digital Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Elizabeth Losh, Writing Director, Humanities Core Course, UCI

Coordinator : Elizabeth Losh, Writing Director, Humanities Core Course, UCI

Thursday, November 12, 20094-6:30 p.m. “Of Games and Gestures: machinima and the suspensions of animation”
  • Peter Krapp, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, UCI

Coordinator : Walt Scacchi, Senior Research Scientist, UCI

Thursday, October 29, 20094-6:30 p.m. “I observe, you count, we understand: using multiple methods tounderstand social activities in online games”
  • Nic Duchenaut, Senior Member of Research StaffComputing Science LabPalo Alto Research Center (PARC)
  • Bonnie Nardi, Professor of Informatics, UCI
  • Walt Scacchi, Senior Research Scientist, UCI

Coordinator : Gary Olson, Bren Professor of ICS, UCI

Thursday, October 15, 20094-6:30 p.m. “Whyville a virtual learning world for children: 10 years old and going strong.”

Coordinator : Pierre Baldi, Professor of Computer Science, UCI