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Friday, March 8 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Games R Art

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Linear narratives and static written words no longer dominate communication. New forms of communication are fundamentally changing the way interactive media producers, including game developers, engage audiences. Success at communicating through digital media is critical for self-expression and success. The arts are to digital communication what grammar and spelling are to the written word. Digital communication requires mastery of skills as old as humankind, skills learned through study of the fine arts, as well as the new skills of using technology. Digital games combine the power of arts and technology as complex eco-systems within and extending beyond the game space to involve networks of people in a variety of roles and rich interactions. Learning represents just one activity within this larger, highly engaging system. Discover how the arts build critical 21st century skills for student success in school and life.
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Amy Barbee

Exec Dir | Texas Cultural Trust | As Executive Director of the Texas Cultural Trust, Amy oversees the operations of the Trust, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and highlight the importance of the arts in educating our children and sustaining our vibrant Texas economy. Programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include the Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Create Texas - Put Your ART Into It, Texas Women for the Arts, Founders for... Read More →
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Katie Salen

Exec Dir/Professor | Institute Of Play/Depaul University
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Warren Spector

Dir, Denius-Sams Gaming Academy | Warren Spector has been making games for 30 years. The recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the Game Developers Conference and Cartoons on the Bay, his work has been featured at the Australian Center for the Moving Image and the Smithsonian Institution. Spector currently serves as Director of the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy at the University of Texas as Austin. He received a BS in Speech from... Read More →
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Paul Toprac

Assoc Dir for Game Dev & Sr Lecturer | The University of Texas at Austin | Paul Toprac is currently the Associate Director of Game Development at UT and Senior Lecturer. Paul was a Graduate Committee Chair and Lecturer at The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University, a graduate school game development program. Paul has more than the twenty five years of experience in the software industry, in roles ranging from CEO to product manager to... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Palmer Events Center, Room 4-5 900 Barton Springs Rd

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