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The Virtual Film Festival

When Product Placement meets Machinima. Activision and Chrysler have announced the winners of the The Virtual Film Festival competition at E3.

The Wikimedia Movement @ Stanford

Jimmy Wales, the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation, will give a talk @ Stanford University on May 17 2006

Lawrence Lessig's Lecture @ Stanford, May 2nd

Stanford University's Film and Media Studies Program is sponsoring a lecture by Lawrence Lessig, the C. Wendell & Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law at Stanford University, entitled, "Read Only vs. Read-Write Culture," on Tuesday May 2 at 6 pm in the Annenberg Auditorium.

Games@IULM: Playing Games in The Ivory Tower, May 3rd (Milan, Italy)

The Humanities Lab at IULM University in Milan, Italy, is organizing a conference and an exhibition about videogames on May 3rd 2006 titled Games@IULM. The event brings together game researchers from Italy (IULM University), the United States (Stanford University), and Europe (the Computer Games Research Center in Copenhagen).

Stanford Humanities Lab Open House, Tuesday May 2nd, 3-5pm

SHL's end-of-year Open House will take place on May 2, 2006, in Wallenberg Hall, from 3pm to 5.30 pm. We've reserved the Learning Theater on the first floor, with spillover space extending into the main entrance. Every current project, as well as some recently completed, will display results and works-in-progress. Project PIs will be on hand to discuss their projects as schedules allow.

Tilda Swinton and Lynn Hershman Leeson @ Stanford

Tilda Swinton and Lynn Hershman Leeson will be visiting Stanford University on Friday, April 28.

Tilda Swinton and Lynn Hershman Leeson will discuss their work and about new collaborative art projects starting up at Stanford. The conversation wil be moderated by Peggy Phelan (Ann O'Day Maples Chair in the Arts and Professor of Drama and English, Stanford)

Rooster Teeth Productions' showcase at the San Francisco Film

The San Francisco International Film Festival has announced that the collected video game-filmed machinima works of Rooster Teeth Productions, including the Halo engine-made "Red vs. Blue: Blood Gulch Chronicles" and the Sims 2-adapted "Strangerhood" series, will be screened, along with outtakes and previews of upcoming works, on April 23rd, 25th, and May 5th (via Gamasutra).

More information can be found here

Singularity Summit at Stanford!

The Symbolic Systems Program is pleased to host the Singularity Summit at Stanford University, a rare gathering of thinkers to explore the rising impact of science and technology on society.

The summit has been organized to further the understanding of a controversial idea " the singularity scenario. The Singularity Summit will take place on May 13, between 09:00 am till 5 pm, at thhe Stanford Memorial Auditiorium.

Julian Dibbel at Stanford

Julian Dibbell, tha author of the seminal My Tiny Life, will give a talk at Stanford University on Monday March 20, 2006 titled "Play Money: Field Notes from a Make-Believe Economy".

"Play Money: Field Notes from a Make-Believe Economy" will take place Monday on March 20, 2006 between 12:30-1:30 at the Stanford Law School, Room 280B - Open to All - Lunch Served.

Henry Lowood's Lecture

Henry Lowood will give a talk on March 9, 2006 at 04:15 PM at Stanford University titled "Community Players: Gameplay as Public Performance and Cultural Artifact" as a part of the ongoing SSP Forum.

SSP Forum: Henry Lowood
Mar 9, 2006 at 04:15 PM
Event Location: 380-380C

Event Description: "Community Players: Gameplay as Public Performance and Cultural Artifact"

Speaker: Henry Lowood Science, Technology, and Society Program Stanford University

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