2009 Annual Conference: Decodings

Featured Speakers

Wendy Wheeler, Guest Scholar Session: "Creative Evolution: Science and Belief," Thursday, November 5, 2009, Hotel Midtown, 10th St.

Wendy Wheeler is Reader in English at London Metropolitan University.

Ian Bogost, Plenary Lecture: "Alien Phenomenology: A Pragmatic Speculative Realism," Friday, November 6, 2009, Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, 5th St.

Ian Bogost is a videogame researcher, critic, and designer, as well as an author and an entrepreneur. He is an associate professor in the School of Literature Communication and Culture at Georgia Tech, a Founding Partner at Persuasive Games, and a Board Member at the educational publisher Open Texture. He is the author of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (with Nick Montfort, MIT, 2009) Persuasive Games (MIT, 2007), and Unit Operations (MIT, 2006). His next book, tentatively titled What Video Games Can Do, will be published in early 2010.

News Release on Ian Bogost and Atari:

Jim Grimsley, Guest Writers' Session, Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jim Grimsley is an award-winning playwright and novelist who was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1955.