On November 21, 2011, Associate Director of the Center for Games and Playable Media, Jane Pinckard, came into the KZSC studio to talk about her work and past and current work as well the upcoming IFOG talk by Richard Lemarchand.

Jane has a very interesting background studying History at UC Berkeley, playing a in a rock band, Dealership, and writing for her long-running and internationally known blog Game+Girl=Advance, which explores games and art in a broader cultural context.  She comes to Santa Cruz from Foundation 9 Entertainment, where she worked in business development.  She has written as a games journalist for many different publications. An expert in gaming, she has lectured at universities and conferences. She is the current Vice Chair of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

Jane and I talked about her position, that she took in March 2011, as associate director of the Center for Games and Playable Media and upcoming events including the IFOG (Inventing the Future of Games) Speaker Series.

This Wednesday, November 23, 2011, Lead Game Designer of Naughty Dog, Inc., Richard Lemarchand will give a presentation entitled, Beauty and Risk: Emotion, Indie Games and Uncharted.  It takes place at 11:00am to 12:00pm at Engineering 2, Room 180 (The Simularium). In the talk, Richard will share some of the experiences he’s had at Naughty Dog  as Lead Designer on the Uncharted series, and how profoundly the ideas about game design that he uses every day have been affected by indie games.

Post note: Richard Lemarchand has a great lecture. Stay tuned.  I’ll be posting his talk in the next few days.

Here’s the video of his lecture:

Here’s a video of our show:

To hear our broadcast in its entirety, please click the gray ‘play’ button below: [haiku url=”http://miljkovic.org/old_public_html/nada/gog112111.mp3″ title=”Jane Pinkchard” graphical=”true”]


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