November 8

Come Out & Play Festival SF: Creating Human Connection Through Play

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 September 27th until December 6th from 12pm-1pm in Shriram 104.

Can’t make it to the talk, but have a question for Catherine? Submit your question HERE and it will be asked. By submitting your question, you’re allowing mediaX to use and record your submission.

Also listed as one-unit course BIOE196. For more information contact

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Catherine Herdlick

Catherine Herdlick, Come Out & Play Festival SF: Creating Human Connection Through Play. Catherine has over 10 year experience in creative leadership roles in VIDEO GAMES, HARDWARE STARTUPS, and E-COMMERCE. She is dedicated to making playful things to promote creativity, collaboration and compassion in our rapidly-changing world. These values drive her approach as a designer, manager and educator. She is the co-found of Woodcut Maps, an adjunct professor for interaction design at the California College of the Arts, and a lead producer at First Person Travel. Previously, she had worked as game producer, designer and manager in a number of companies including Electronic Arts, Sifteo, Gabelab, and Zynga. She received her MFA from Parsons School of Design with a concentration in “multimedia and game design.”