Bard College Tech/Action: Games Conflict Simuation

POSTED BY: ed halter | Wed May 16th, 2007 1:27 p.m.

For those of you near Bard College, please come by this weekend for our mini conference Games Simulation and Conflict, part of the College's Tech/Action series, presented by The Human Rights Project the dept of Film and Electronic Arts, and the Science Technology and Society program.

All events are free and open to the public.

Friday includes an enactment of Buckminster Fuller's World Game, a screening of the documentary 8 Bit, and musical performance by gameboy maestro Bitshifter.

On Saturday, talks and presentations by Eddo Stern (Darkgame, Waco Ressurrection), McKenzie Wark (author of the recent Gamer Theory) and Alexander Galloway (Gaming, RSG), Bard students (and real world bloggers!) Bonnie Ruberg and Scott Jon Siegel, as well as yours truly. Plus: Whiffle Hurling!


Friday, May 18th 11 A.M.

Introduction, "Games, Conflict, and the World Game," Greg Moynahan (MPR)

Morning: Non Zero Sum Games

11:00 A.M. - ~2 P.M. Buckminster Fuller's World Game (MPR)

Afternoon: Zero-Sum Games

3:00 P.M. Capture the Flag and Others (CAMPUS CENTER)

4:30 P.M. The Bard Debate Team: Debate as Conflict and Game (MPR)

Evening: 8-Bit Music in Film

8 P.M. Film 8-Bit (MPR) w/filmmaker Marcin Ramocki and performances by Bitshifter and Greg Fox.

Saturday, May 19th

Talks and Presenations 10:30-5:45 P.M. (AVERY FILM CENTER)

10:30-11:15 Gautam Sethi

11:15-12:00 Kathleen Ruiz

12:05-12:50 McKenzie Wark

12:50-1:35 Eddo Stern

2:30-2:50 Bonnie Ruberg

2:50-3:35 Ed Halter

3:35-4:05 Scott Siegel

4:15-5:00 Alexander Galloway

Then later, a few rounds of Whiffle Hurling (no joke!) with Tom Russotti.