Get your game on at June 2 Lunch & Learn

By GradPost Staff
Thursday, May 18, 2017 03:00 PM

Join us for the ​final Lunch & Learn event of the quarter, featuring talks by graduate students in ​​Music and Environmental Science & Management who will both be focusing on games, which is sure to be a lot of fun! Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the Library, and you'll enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus.

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: ​Gam​es

Friday, ​June 2
Noon-1 p.m.
Library, Room 1312 (map)
Lunch will be provided
*To help us estimate food, please RSVP*

"Levels of Reality and Artifice in The Talos Principle"

Elizabeth Hambleton
Graduate Student in ​​Music

Video game sound design often takes the back seat. However, some games put sound at the forefront, and the visuals take on the support role. In this case study from The Talos Principle, a 2014 3D puzzle-solving game set in post-apocalyptic Earth, Elizabeth will explore sound's role in telling the story and indicating levels of reality versus artifice and trust versus doubt.

"Connecting Children to Nature through Outdoor 'Escape Room' Curriculum"

Nicole Poletto
  Graduate Student in Environmental Science & Management

Nicole has been working on a group thesis project through the Eco-Entrepreneurship track at the Bren School, which aims to design a business that solves both customer and environmental problems. Inspired by the rising trend of nature deficit disorder, the team came together to engage children in nature in their local communities. BranchOut is an event operating business that designs games which ​utilize an immersive story line where kids and their families crack codes ​to solve puzzles in a race against the clock.

This event will be moderated by​ ​Shawn Warner-Garcia, the Assistant Director of Professional Development for the Graduate Division.

Interested in being a presenter at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Click here to find out more! If you have any questions about this event or Lunch & Learn in general, please email Shawn Warner-Garcia.

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