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New Frontiers Program adds presenters focused on video gaming

February 7, 2010

The New Frontiers Program adds three presentations for the spring 2010 semester. Focused on entrepreneurship and education in the video gaming industry, the program will host invited speakers on Fridays in IT 252 from 2 – 3 p.m. on February 19th, February 26th and March 5th.

The New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities Program is funded by the Lilly Endowment. It encourages Indiana University faculty in the arts and humanities to expand scholarly and creative work into innovative “new frontiers.”

The upcoming schedule of programming is as follows:

The business of making games
Friday, February 19
2 – 3 p.m. in IT 252

Nathan Mishler, Will Emigh & Ian Pottmeyer
Founders, Studio Cyper, LLC

Do you want to make games outside the big publisher system? Would you like to keep yourself fed and clothed? Studio Cypher will share tips on how to create great games and make money doing it.

Game changer: Video games’ effect on education
Friday, February 26
2 – 3 p.m. in IT 252

Paul Bohart
Art Academy of Cincinnati/Carnegie Art Center

Learn how education and the arts are critical to the video game industry. Video game artist and educator Paul Bohart will share his experience from both inside the classroom and the industry.

Media-rich application for e-learning
Friday, March 5
2 – 3 p.m. in IT 252

Don Mitchell
OptionSix, a division of General Physics, Inc.

Get an overview of the e-learning and training industry, including job prospects, challenges of creating immersive environments and insights into designing media for mass audiences.

Media Contact

Joanne Lovrinic