Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, videogames play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. These talks bring together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future. As the speakers and title suggest, the series also provides a topical lens for the diverse aspects of our lives.
Join us TUESDAY’S From April 4th until June 6th from 12pm-1pm in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching & Learning RM 114
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Also listed as one-unit course BIOE196. For more information contact Ingmar@stanford.edu
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Dennis Fong, Capturing and Sharing Video Gaming’s Best Moments. Dennis is the founder and CEO of Plays.tv, the leading platform to watch and share gameplay videos. Known as "Thresh" in gaming circles, Dennis was named Guinness World Records' first professional gamer in history and was called “the Michael Jordan of video games” by the Wall Street Journal before turning 23. Using the proceeds from his professional gaming dominance (including a Ferrari awarded to him by id Software co-founder John Carmack), Dennis founded his first successful startup, gamers.com. He then went on to co-found Xfire, which was acquired in 2006 by Viacom subsidiary MTV Networks, and Lithium, a leading Social CRM platform provider used by numerous Fortune 100 companies and still privately held.
Since launching in 2015, Plays.tv is currently home to an active community of more than 12 million gamers playing 3400+ different games. Plays.tv provides gamers with the tools to easily capture and share gameplay and then make that content discoverable and interactive. By installing Plays.tv on your PC, it becomes incredibly easy to create quality, short-form video content with auto-edit, auto-tag, and auto detect features from key games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League and Dota 2. Plays.tv is quickly becoming the number one destination for video content for PC games.