Archive for February 15th, 2017

February 15, 2017

Strategy Game Design and Development

 

Date Change:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm y40ndan

Keith Burgun talks about the discipline of strategy game design, and describes his philosophy, including specific guidelines for developing better rulesets for interactive entertainment in general. he’ll also discuss the industry itself and the various career paths available to game designers, as well as other industry jobs such as art, animation, programming, and more. Keith Burgun is an independent game designer and developer from Westchester, new York. he has created several critically-acclaimed strategy games for mobile platforms and PC. he also is the author of two books on the subject of game design: Clockwork Game Design (Focal Press, 2015) and Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games  (CrC Press, 2012). he has given lectures at nYu, NYFA, SUNY Purchase College and the Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

February 15, 2017

 ROBIN HOLDER – “United States of Anxiety”

 

February 28 – April 1, 2017

Reception: Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

Works exhibited combine colored pencil portraits, apprehension-by-robinholderdigital imaging, and large format archival inkjet printing. House iconography symbolizes our sense of home, shelter, family, and sanctuary. They are portrayed as crooked. Disquiet, disappointment, and sadness reflect in the faces. Many of us self-identify as culturally, intellectually, and socially middle class. Holder’s work explores a sense of disappointment, unease. current circumstances are frustrating, often generated by increased dishonesty, unchecked global warming, a toxic food supply, education inflation, increased racism and prejudice, inadequate health care, minimal retirement resources, rising housing costs. The American dream is now barely attainable.