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Thursday, December 3, 2015 — 12:00 PM EST
GI Brown Bag Logo

The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on December 3rd, 2015. The GI is located in EC-1, and these events are open to all members of the University of Waterloo. 

Presenter: Ashley Kelly

Title: Citizen Science Games and Player Agency

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — 9:30 AM to Friday, November 27, 2015 — 5:00 PM EST
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From November 26th-27th, The Games Institute will host the Mid-Term Meeting for the IMMERSe Research Network.


Researchers are invited to this two day conference to take part in networking, keynote speakers, research presentations, open game demos, and IMMERSe business meetings.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 — 12:00 PM EST
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The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on November 12th, 2015

Presenter: Alvaro Uribe

Title: Serious Games in Medical Training - taking advantage of stereoscopic 3D, haptics and sound

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT

Speaker: Dr. Jacques Carette

Dr. Carette is the IMMERSe institutional leader at the G-ScalE lab from McMaster University, and he will be giving a talk in the computational math seminar. Please see below for the title and abstract for Dr. Carette's talk.

Title: Beyond graphics - more mathematics of building video games

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
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The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on October 29th, 2015

Presenter: Dr. Ben Thompson

Title: Improving vision in patients with amblyopia ('lazy eye’) using modified videogames

Friday, October 16, 2015 — 5:30 PM to Sunday, October 18, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT
DIY or Die Trying 2015 poster

Eventbrite - GI Jam - Spring 2015

DIY or Die Trying (with GI Jam) is a weekend-long event hosted by The Games Institute. Each of our events are designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

Whether you have an idea for a game design in the works, or if game design has never crossed your mind, there is room for everyone! All levels of expertise and preparation are welcome.

Friday, October 16, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Games Institute Professional Development Series Poster

This is the second workshop in the Games Institute Professional Development Series, focusing on dissertation writing and preparing candidates for the transition into the role of professional researchers. Workshops in this series are designed for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars.

*Please note that this workshop is open to GI student members only.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
GI Brown Bag Logo

The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on October 8th, 2015

Presenter: TBD

Title: TBD

Monday, September 28, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Games Institute Professional Development Series Poster

This is the first workshop in the Games Institute Professional Development Series, focusing on preparing candidates for the transition into the role of professional researchers. Workshops in this series are designed for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars.

*Please note that this event is open to GI student members only.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
GI Brown Bag Logo

The Games Institute (GI) presents the next session of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on September 24th, 2015.

Presenter: Umair Rehman

Topic: Google Glass and Augmented Reality: A Study.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
GI Brown Bag Logo

The Games Institute (GI) presents the next session of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on July 30, 2015.

Presenter: Emma Vossen

Topic: “What’s the most immersive thing you’ve ever done?”: The Escape Room Genre and Physical Game Play Experiences.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
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The Games Institute (GI) presents the next session of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on June 25, 2015

Presenter: Jennifer R. Whitson 

Topic: The Limits of Play

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 6:00 PM to Sunday, May 31, 2015 — 10:00 PM EDT
GI Jam Poster 2015

Eventbrite - GI Jam - Spring 2015

The GI Jam is a weekend-long event hosted by The Games Institute and The Playful Pixel. Each of our events are designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
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The Games Institute (GI) presents the next session of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on May 28, 2015

Presenter: Michael Hancock

Topic:  "To Frag, to Explore, to Read: Text and Visual Realism in 1990s Videogames"

Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 2:00 PM EDT
Let's make a game: Cobble Cards

Come play Cobble Cards, a game-making game that takes you through idea generation to (paper) prototype! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — 6:00 PM EDT

Pre-Jam Prep Night Public Event

Pre-Jam Prep Night is your opportunity to come chat with fellow Jam participants, brainstorm new game ideas, see it your interests and skills align, and form teams in advance of the Main Event the following week.

Friday, April 10, 2015 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Board Game Materials

As part of their final project, students in SPCOM 491 instructed by GI member Gerald Voorhees, have created their very own games!

On April 10th from 9AM-11:30AM join us in play-testing these creative board and digital games created by UW undergraduates here at The Games Institute.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Fantasy Book

As part of their final project, students in ENGL 208A instructed by GI member Elise Vist, are making their own creative works -- from short stories, to artworks, to interpretive dance! -- as commentary on fantasy texts that they've read in class.

On April 7th from 2PM-4PM, come see how your students, friends, and family have re-interpreted stories like Malinda Lo's Ash, JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and many more!

Thursday, March 26, 2015 — 12:00 PM EDT
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The Games Institute (GI) presents the next session of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on March 26, 2015.

Presenter: Elise Vist

Topic: "How do you solve a problem like Immersion?"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Talent Show Poster

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day at the Games Insitute on Wednesday, March 25th!

Join us for student performances, light refreshments, and selected readings from Tolkien's iconic works.

Friday, March 13, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
GI Showcase Event Poster

The Games Institute invites you to the GI Showcase on March 13th!

This event is open to all students with interests in gaming culture and community or who would like to learn more about it. We will be hosting a few short talks to start the night with topics ranging from research and game development to gaming artwork.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 12:00 PM EST
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The Games Institute (GI) presents the next session of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on February 26, 2015

Presenter: Pascaline Lorentz, PhD

Topic: "Being Saved By a Video Game, Really?"

Date: February 26, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 — 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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GI Janes are hosting Ladies Night!

An all-girls, queer and trans* friendly, gaming event held at the Games Institute.

Women members of the GI, female friends of the GI, GI members' partners, as well as girls from the community are welcome to join in the gaming fun!

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015 — 12:00 PM EST
GI Brown Bag Logo

The Games Institute (GI) presents the next session of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on January 29, 2015

Presenter: Neil Randall, Director of the Games Institute

Topic: "GI: The State of the Union"

Friday, January 23, 2015 (all day) to Sunday, January 25, 2015 (all day)
GI Jam Winter 2015 Poster

The GI Jam is a weekend-long event hosted by The Games Institute and The Playful Pixel. Each of our events are designed to appeal to a wide variety of playful people.

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