Intellectual Engagement and Games as a Cultural Medium

Games have a huge impact on our culture, inspiring a generation of artists, academics, and devs to try to understand the medium's inner workings. This exploration takes a variety of forms, from live-streamed off-the-cuff analysis to dissertations on emergent narrative. Our panel of game designers, advocates, and streamers will talk about all the interesting things they've discovered, from AI innovations to detailed breakdowns of why PUBG is so much fun.


Leah Miller [Narrative Designer, Independent], Cameron Lauder [Streamer, LoadingReadyRun], Aaron Reed [Game Designer, Spirit AI], Tanya DePass [Director, I Need Diverse Games], Cat Manning [Writer, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine]