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James Portnow of 'Extra Credits'

Mon, Feb 19 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Campus Center 208 Multipurpose Room
Public Lecture: More Than a Pastime - A Promise to Future Generations

Game designer James Portnow presents "More Than a Pastime: A Promise to Future Generations." Portnow is a game designer and consultant best known for his theories on socially positive design and writing for the popular web series, "Extra Credits."  He will address the following questions: "What's is the magic of games? What makes the medium so powerful that people spend hundreds or thousands of hours pouring over these virtual experiences? Can we harness that to make better more meaningful games? To better explore the human experience? To make a better world for the future?

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