On Thursday, September 23rd NYU Game Center will be hosting the former director of Georgia Tech’s Masters and PhD Program in Digital Media, and the author of the groundbreaking and influential book Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace, Professor Janet H. Murray. Murray’s primary fields of interest are digital media curricula, interactive narrative, story/games, interactive television, and large-scale multimedia information spaces.

Her lecture will explore the relationship of games to other forms of culture, consider the dynamic between avant-garde experimentation and conventional design practice, and ask questions about what kinds of innovations are most valuable to the evolving field of games.

The format for the evening will be a short lecture followed by a general discussion moderated by Game Center Interim Director Frank Lantz. The audience is encouraged to join the discussion. Please bring your questions and ideas about tonight’s topic and overall subject of games in general.

The talk will begin at 7:00 PM at 721 Broadway, Room 006 and is open to students, faculty, and the general public. We welcome everyone, whether your research and teaching is related to games or you are simply curious about this rapidly evolving field. Please come, and feel free to bring any interested NYU colleagues.

Refreshments will be served.