Game Innovation Lab
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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

January 2014 Playthink@USC Salon

January 28, 2014

SCI 201
(2nd Floor, in the “thinktank”)

3470 McClintock Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90089
Open to everyone in the USC Community

Join us for an evening of discussion and conversation. Featured topics include Brendon Chung speaking about his game, Quadrilateral Cowboy, Richard Lemarchand discussing Eric Zimmerman’s Manifesto for a Ludic Century, Tracy Fullerton covering Myst, and Steve Anderson on David Cronenberg’s Body Mind Change.

If you plan to attend, please read Eric’s Manifesto for a Ludic Century.

See you there!

Tracy Fullerton