On February 18th the NYU Game Center will be hosting a lecture by writer, programmer, and media theorist Alex Galloway on the long connection between philosophy and games.

For centuries philosophers have explored the concepts of “game” and “play,” from poet Friedrich Schiller’s notion of the “play-drive” to cultural historian Johan Huizinga’s image of “the human as player.” In this presentation we will explore the interplay between philosophy and games in these and other writers, ending with a quick introduction to the contemporary trend known as “object-oriented philosophy.”

Dr. Galloway will give a short lecture followed by an interview by Game Center Director Frank Lantz, and will then take questions from the audience.