Games People Play: Mary Flanagan

Game Culture Lecture Series led by Professors Erkki Huhtamo and Jennifer Steinkamp

January 24, 2005, 6:00 pm   » 


GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Game Design & Culture
Led by Professors Jennifer Steinkamp and Erkki Huhtamo

Gamers, game developers, media artists, designers, media critics, theorists, computer scientists, scholars and researchers debate the meaning of computer gaming as culture from multiple perspectives. Is interactive gaming a Great Narrative of the 21st century?

All lectures are free and take place on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the EDA, room 104 Kinross, 11000 Kinross Avenue in Westwood. Light refreshments will be provided.

Jan. 24, 2005
Mary Flanagan (Hunter College, NYC):
Play Off Center

Mary Flanagan will trace 20th century historical, artistic and activist influences on contemporary game making, situating artists, including herself, in this context. Flanagan shows how themes and activist design strategies have emerged from her recent artistic game works including: [domestic], [six.circles], and RAPUNSEL (, a gaming project geared towards teaching girls how to program in Java.

BIO: Mary Flanagan is an inventor-designer-activist in New York City and leads the Tiltfactor Research Group at Hunter College. She has exhibited internationally and published many articles and books. She is also an award-winning educational media producer/ game designer. She works as Associate Professor of Software Art and Culture at Hunter College, NYC.

More info

EDA  (Map)
Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
+Parking is $12 all day, and is available in structure 3, adjacent to the building. For more information, call 310.825.9007.