6/1 at the Logan Arts Center: Library Videogame Collection Showcase
On Friday, June 1st, the New Media Workshop will join with the Ludic Union for the Investigation of Gaming Interfaces in co-sponsoring the inaugural showcase of the University of Chicago Library’s newly-established videogame collection.
A six-hour event spanning from 3 PM to 9 PM, the showcase will be broken into half-hour sessions, each of which will focus on a specific genre, gameplay element, visual idiom, or subject matter. Positioned at the intersection of art and technology, videogames have seen astounding formal changes throughout their fifty-year history. This showcase has been designed to highlight both what videogames have drawn from other media and what makes them uniquely worthy of study and preservation.
Visitors will have opportunities both for hands-on play or simple viewing, and are encouraged to drop in an out at their convenience.