Are you Game? A Look at the History of Gaming Across Time and Cultures
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Panel, “Are you Game? A Look at the History of Gaming Across Time and Cultures?”
September 28, 2016
Eastview Campus 8500
Kerri Pope, Humanities Professor
Desiree Leistiko, Humanities Professor
Sarah Lynne Bowman, Humanities Professor
Matt Watkins, Philosophy Professor
While the emergence of video games is a recent cultural phenomenon, game play has been essential to the human experience throughout the ages. We play to learn, to socialize, to better understand ourselves and to better understand others. This panel discussion will explore the role of games in humanity, from the advent of ancient board games to the new frontier of virtual reality RPGs.
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