Sheldon Brown - ArtGameCulture

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

February 14, 2005, 6:00 pm   » 

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Game Design & Culture

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.

Feb. 14, 2005
Sheldon Brown (UCSD)

Brown will discuss how his art, and art in general, have been enabled through various digital technologies over the last 20 years, and how they have become increasingly involved with the technological and cultural forms of computer gaming. While these artworks aren’t “games” per se, they have a congruency with the methods and modes of computer games and are increasingly framed by the reception of games in culture at large.

BIO: Sheldon Brown’s artistic work examines the relationships between mediated and physical experiences. It often exists across a range of public realms. Currently, he is developing a series of sculptures, Istoria, which explore the intersection of the virtual and physical worlds. Brown is Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) where he is a Professor of Visual Arts.

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