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Knowledge@Wharton: August 15, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Frank Lantz (Director, NYU Game Center, NYU) and Soraya Murray (Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media Department, University of California at Santa Cruz) on the Wednesday, August 15, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Professor Soraya Murray

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Soraya Murray

Frank Lantz

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Frank Lantz

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Frank Lantz

Director, NYU Game Center, NYU

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Frank Lantz is a New York based game designer and the Director of the NYU Game Center. In 2005, he co-founded Area/Code, a studio that created a variety of games ranging from the early Facebook hit Parking Wars to the abstract puzzle game Drop7. Before starting Area/Code, Frank was the director of game design at the groundbreaking indie developer Gamelab. Frank’s pioneering work on large-scale real-world and location-based games has been widely influential and his writings on games, aesthetics and culture have appeared in a variety of publications.

 

Twitter- @flantz

Site- http://www.franklantz.net
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Soraya Murray

Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media Department, University of California at Santa Cruz

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Professor Soraya Murray is an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on contemporary visual culture, with particular interest in contemporary art, cultural studies and video games. Murray holds a Ph.D. in art history and visual studies from Cornell University. An Associate Professor in the Film & Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she is also principal faculty in the Art and Design: Games and Playable Media Program. Murray’s first book, On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space (2018), focuses on post-9/11 era mainstream games and considers how they both mirror and are constitutive of larger societal fears, dreams, hopes and even complex struggles for recognition.
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