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Public Lecture | Pioneering Play: Women in Game Development & Design

The Sarnoff Collection and the Interactive Multimedia Department presents Pioneering Play: Women in Game Development & Design. Join us at the Sarnoff for a panel discussion with three women from the history of computer games.

The Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey is pleased to announce Pioneering Play: Women in Game Development & Design, an upcoming panel discussion that will bring together important women from the history of computer games: Margaret Minksy, Cynthia Solomon, and Joyce Weisbecker.

The panel discussion will feature three significant figures from the history of computation and gaming: Margaret Minsky (researcher on educational technology and human-computer interaction), Cynthia Solomon (former director, Atari Cambridge Research, and expert on educational computing), and Joyce Weisbecker (first indie video game developer). The panel will be moderated by Dr. Teresa Nakra, Chair, Department of Interactive Multimedia and Associate Professor, Departments of Music & Interactive Multimedia.

A reception will follow the discussion. The Sarnoff Collection will be open for viewing after the event, and Sarnoff curator Florencia Pierri will offer a tour of the exhibition.

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage, in partnership with the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs/Department of State.


Pioneering Play: Women in Game Development & Design
Thursday, April 19
Roscoe West Hall, Room 201
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Reception to follow