Aspiring Designers: MIT Wants to Invite You to Their Game Lab

Welcome to The MIT Game Lab from Generoso Fierro on Vimeo.

Looking to learn a little more about game development with a bunch of academic types (and Peter Molyneux)? MIT's running its Game Lab starting on September 21st.

More details about the event along with registration info after the jump.

Molyneux will be onhand as the keynote speaker for the event, which will cover things like the application of game research and games for learning, leading with the symposium Games In Everyday Life And Why That Matters To You. If you're interested in registering for the event, head here.

Here's the official invitation:

The MIT Game Lab brings together scholars, creators, and technologists to teach, conduct research, and develop new approaches for applied game design and development. Games allow for learning, comprehension, and experiences unlike other media forms. On behalf of the MIT Game Lab, I would like to invite you to attend our first symposium: Games In Everyday Life And Why That Matters To You.

Games In Everyday Life And Why That Matters To You follows our lab’s mission. The symposium will bring together leading academics across multiple disciplines, professionals from a variety of industries, game researchers, and game industry professionals who will discuss the role of games throughout our lives today and the potential for collaboration and development with games research at the MIT Game Lab.

The symposium will open with a lecture from leading new media scholar, Professor Henry Jenkins, the executive director of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, Philip Tan, and the current director of the Comparative Media Studies at MIT, Professor William Uricchio and will be followed by a keynote from visionary game developer Peter Molyneux. Afterward, the symposium will continue with the following four panels: Applied Game Research: Players, Design, and Technology, Games for Learning, Meaningful R&D Partnerships, and Positive Game Lab Impact.

Games In Everyday Life And Why That Matters To You will take place on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9 AM to 4:45 PM at the Wong Auditorium at MIT’s Tang Center and will be followed by a reception from 5 to 8:30 PM at the R&D Commons in MIT’s Stata Center.

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