January 19, 2008
by Nick Montfort · , 12:35 am
- I heard several wonderful talks from researchers at GAMBIT, the Singapore-MIT Game Lab. It was particularly good to hear from my new colleague, Jesper Juul, who has joined us as a lecturer in the program I’m in, Writing and Humanistic Studies. Welcome, Jesper!
- Ian Bogost and I completed our book on the Atari VCS, Video Computer System: The Atari 2600 Platform. There is still copy-editing, indexing, design, production, much more to do before it manifests itself to the world, but we’ve got everything in to the press. Whew!
- I released the schedule for Purple Blurb, MIT’s digital writing series, which kicks off on January 29 with a “Day of Interactive Fiction” and features Aya Karpinska, February 20; Ben Miller, March 11; Beth Coleman, April 8; and Daniel Howe, April 29.
- I didn’t hear Steve Meretzky’s recent talk here in town at the Boston Postmortems, a talk which really put video games in the right context, but everyone was carrying on about it – people online, people at MIT, and even people I walked by in the street. Thanks to Jason Scott and the miracle of internet video, you can watch Meretzky’s presentation online, as I finally did.
- I went to Wooster see Danny Ledonne’s film Playing Columbine and meet Danny for the first time. The film features comments from Andrew, what I believe is the back of video-game-playing Michael’s head, and the open letter from me and other Slamdance finalists asking that the game be reinstated.
January 19th, 2008 at 10:15 am
Nick, many congratulations to you and Ian on the book — and a welcome to Jesper!