What do 18th century religious poems, 1990s collectible crazes, and modern (e)sports have in common? Let’s find out as we explore alternative influences on the design process, rehabilitate some discarded concepts, and think through a quarter-century of playing, making, and breaking games.

merrittkopasheadshotmerritt k is currently the the first NYU Game CenterArtist in Residence. merritt is a game designer, writer, and thinker and an influential figure in the world of alternative and underground games. Both in her own work, and through community-building projects like her book Videogames for Humans and her podcast Woodland Secrets, Merritt has brought a smart, insightful, critical perspective to a number of issues in and around the topic of games.
Read more on the NYU Game Center Artist in Residence program here.