Game Innovation Lab
Collaboration is our game.


Game salon

Playthink is a USC-based salon about games, interactivity, art and culture. Since 2013, we have held a regular series of discussions at the USC Game Innovation Lab that are dedicated to drawing out provocative ideas around play, games, art and interactivity. This year, in 2018, we have added a podcast component to our salon. Now you can listen to Playthink episodes on this page, below, or by subscribing to our feed on iTunes or Google Play.

Organizers Emeritus

  • Steve Anderson

  • Raghav Bashyal

  • Lucas Peterson

  • Bonnie Ruberg

  • Elizabeth Swensen

  • Akira Thompson

  • Simon Wiscombe

  • Kevin Wong

Upcoming and past salons

March 2014 Playthink@USC

The Game Innovation Lab is hosting the next playthink salon on Tuesday, March 11 from 6pm-9pm. The meeting will focus on discussion, and topics will include:

  • William Novak, talking about the Power Glove
  • Steve Anderson, discussing televisual depictions of games and gamers
  • Alan Wagner, discussing Flappy Bird

The salon will be held in the SCI 201 thinktank space and is open to all (but seats are limited, so come early!)!

Tracy Fullerton