Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Semaphore Game Research: Upcoming Events

There are a couple of upcoming events at the Semaphore Lab that may be of interest to this class:

Semaphore Game Demos Series
Wednesday, January 16 from 10:00am - 12:00pm  
Semaphore Room 1150, main floor Robarts Library (130 St.George Street)
To kick off the New Year, the Semaphore Lab will be hosting two game demos related to inclusive play. Both of these demonstrations will focus on games designed for players with visual impairments, created by students within Engineering Science here at U of T. Alexander Tough and Daniel Zingaro will demo their visual impairment game.

Games in Film - "Tetris: From Russia With Love" 
Tuesday January 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Media Commons (Robarts Library, 3rd floor) 
University of Toronto, 130 St. George St. 
Games in Film nights discuss issues surrounding games and gaming more broadly as they are represented in film. For this event we will watch and then have a panel discussion on the film Tetris: From Russia with Love. The film is a BBC documentary that explores the unique appeal and design of the game Tetris, as well as the controversial copyright issues surrounding its development and production in the 1980s. Our panelists for this event are: Susan Abramovitch, LLB, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law at Gowlings Brett Caraway, PhD, Institute of Culture, Communication and Information Technology, UTM Matt Wells, PhD (Student) Faculty of Information and Semaphore Lab, UofT Register for this event here.

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