UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research presents
Questions That Matter: A Series of Public Dialogues in Santa Cruz
Play is now, more than ever, serious business. The revolution in gaming has created new communities, identities, and careers. Games can now help detect early dementia and other cognitive deficits; they can reduce the pain felt by burn victims and speed recovery from concussions; and they can keep our kids— and some of us too—entertained for hours and hours. What have we gained and what have we lost as a result of the ongoing "gamification of life"? How will games help to shape the future and what it means to be a human being?
Kimberly Lau, professor of Literature
Noah Wardrip-Fruin, professor of Computational Media
Nathaniel Deutsch, director of the Institute for Humanities Research
March 1, 2016
6 p.m. Wine & hors d'oeuvres
7 p.m. Program
$10 ticket includes one complimentary drink
Please join us for an evening of conversation and connection as we explore questions that matter.
Questions? Contact the Institute for Humanities Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 459-5655.