Nathaniel Deutsch & Noah Wardrip-Fruin

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History Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, Nathaniel Deutsch & Computer Science Professor Noah Wardrip-Fruin came into the KZSC studio to talk about the upcoming UCSC IHR’s Questions That Matter: A Series of Public Dialogues in Santa Cruz Series, PLAY: Games, Life, and Death

The event takes place March 1, 2016, at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Doors open at 6pm for Wine & hors d’oeuvres. The program begins at 7pm.

$10 ticket includes one complimentary drink. Be sure to get your tickets soon. Last year, the event sold out.

To hear our interview in entirety, press the play button below.

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?

Featuring:
Kimberly Lau, professor of Literature
Noah Wardrip-Fruin, professor of Computational Media
Moderated by:
Nathaniel Deutsch, director of the Institute for Humanities Research