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January 2019

IAP 2019: Board Games and Counter Colonialism in the Americas

January 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until January 17, 2019

E15-335, 20 Ames St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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IAP Class, limited enrollment: What messages and ideologies are embedded in the games we play, why does it matter, and how can we do better? In this two day workshop, we will look at contemporary board games with colonialist themes set in the Americas. We will discuss and play the games using a critical postcolonial lens in order to see how we can understand the function of these cultural artifacts in a greater political context. We will look at problematic issues which are prevalent in current commercial games, but we will also look at examples of counter-colonialist games.

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IAP 2019: Board Games and Counter Colonialism in the Americas

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until January 17, 2019

E15-335, 20 Ames St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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IAP Class, limited enrollment: What messages and ideologies are embedded in the games we play, why does it matter, and how can we do better? In this two day workshop, we will look at contemporary board games with colonialist themes set in the Americas. We will discuss and play the games using a critical postcolonial lens in order to see how we can understand the function of these cultural artifacts in a greater political context. We will look at problematic issues which are prevalent in current commercial games, but we will also look at examples of counter-colonialist games.

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IAP 2019: Discotheque Music and Technology

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

14E-109, Lewis Music Library, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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IAP class: The disk jockey - selector, crate digger, musical host, turntablist. This seminar looks at the evolution of music, technologies, and practices of the modern discotheque. Join us every Thursday afternoon for hip-shaking vibes and music in the Lewis Music Library!

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IAP 2019: Writing for Videogames: It’s Almost as Fun as it Sounds

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
2-105, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, 02139
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IAP class, limited enrollment: My first video game writing job was a year-long stint with an iOS company that wanted to start a game franchise. They had a concept: mercs with guns. They had a genre: sci-fi. They didn’t have a game title, a universe, bad guys, weaponry, spaceships, or a plot. So I gave them what they needed (SHADOWGUN) and they paid me for it, and thus began my somewhat-lucrative job as a video game writer. In this one-day, three-hour seminar, I’ll tell you what I’ve done right in my career, what I’ve done wrong, and I’ll offer suggestions on both world-building and character-building. Questions from the audience are both expected and needed.

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IAP 2019: Discotheque Music and Technology

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

14E-109, Lewis Music Library, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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IAP class: The disk jockey - selector, crate digger, musical host, turntablist. This seminar looks at the evolution of music, technologies, and practices of the modern discotheque. Join us every Thursday afternoon for hip-shaking vibes and music in the Lewis Music Library!

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Global Game Jam 2019 at MIT

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - January 27 @ 6:00 pm
32-123, Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same…

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IAP 2019: Discotheque Music and Technology

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019

14E-109, Lewis Music Library, 160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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IAP class: The disk jockey - selector, crate digger, musical host, turntablist. This seminar looks at the evolution of music, technologies, and practices of the modern discotheque. Join us every Thursday afternoon for hip-shaking vibes and music in the Lewis Music Library!

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February 2019

BostonFIG Talks & Learns 2019

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until February 10, 2019

32-123, Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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This year, BostonFIG is excited to present two back-to-back days of content for the independent game creator communities! Join us on Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10th for BostonFIG Talks and BostonFIG Learns!

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BostonFIG Talks & Learns 2019

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until February 10, 2019

32-123, Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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This year, BostonFIG is excited to present two back-to-back days of content for the independent game creator communities! Join us on Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10th for BostonFIG Talks and BostonFIG Learns!

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Boston Indies: February, Demo Night

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
32-155, 32 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02143 United States
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Sponsored by the MIT Game Lab The MIT Game Lab is happy to host the Boston Indies group this February for their monthly meeting. This month features Demo night!! Bring your unfinished work, and we will give feedback. It's a very freeform event; imagine long rows of tables full of laptops with people mingling in the room. If you need any sort of advice (general, specific, whatever) on something you're working on, this is a great way to get it.…

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