[ugrads] FW: Chicago Chapter ACM - March 12 - A History of Video Game Development

Greg Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Thu Mar 6 19:54:56 CST 2008


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	Greg Fasshauer

Greg Fasshauer
Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
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-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Neumarke [mailto:greg at neumarke.net] 
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 7:18 PM
To: fasshauer at iit.edu
Subject: Chicago Chapter ACM - March 12 - A History of Video Game

Hello! We found your e-mail address on the web.  We are getting word 
out about our next meeting and it think you may be interested in the 
topic or have access to others that may be interested (students?)

Please read our summary and sign up if you are interested, and pass 
this along to others who might want to attend.

Following is the text of our announcement. If you wish to add 
yourself to a monthly announcement list for future Chicago Chapter 
ACM meetings, see the link at the end of this e-mail.
Thanks for your time.

Greg Neumarke
Chair, Chicago Chapter of the ACM


This information is also on the Chapter website at: 


      A History of Video Game Development

  Presented by: Bill Guschwan, of Columbia College

      Wednesday, March 12, 2008

  5:30 p.m. Social Hour, Dinner Buffet & Refreshments  
  6:30 p.m. Presentation  (typically we end about 8 p.m.)

  Hosted by: Roosevelt University
    Auditorium Building, 2nd Floor
    430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
    nearest intersection: Congress and Michigan

  $10 Chapter members  
  $12 Non-members  
  $ 5 Students 

  Video games are a product of software and hardware advances. This
  presentation will feature the works of Ken Kutaragi of Sony as a
  major figure in the history of the video game. 

  Ken Kutaragi invented key parts of the PlayStation after creating
  the sound chip for the Nintendo NES. Like others in the Japanese
  computer industry he is interested in the affective experience of
  people with technology. His latest achievement with Sony was the
  PlayStation 3 which features his Emotion Engine which is a
  microchip with 9 coprocessors. 

  Bill will use various PlayStation software and hardware examples
  to show how the technology advances are directly related to a
  change in the affective experience of the player. He will also
  draw parallels in other platforms such as the use of Apple's
  QuickTime data compression in the Macintosh's Myst, John Carmack's
  elegant 3d calculation design in the PC's Doom, and Miyamoto's
  innovative synced sound in the Mario games on the Nintendo. 

  Finally Bill will speculate on why the PS3, despite superior
  hardware capable of supporting advanced game design, has been
  challenged by the XBox and especially the Nintendo Wii. 

  Bill Guschwan graduated from Notre Dame and moved on to Apple with
  some colleagues. He was on the founding team for Quicktime, where
  he wrote technical articles and created the first Quicktime sample
  movie. He was then on the founding team at 3DO, and moved on to
  Sony where he was the main technical liaison for the PlayStation
  in the US. He worked for Ken Kutaragi in 1995 in Japan at the Sony
  headquarters. Currently, he works in the interactive arts and
  media department at Columbia College, is the resident juggler for
  the WNBA's Chicago Sky, is a Pilates instructor at Ultimate
  Fitness in Evanston, and enjoys dancing, drumming and philosophy
  in his spare time. 

  Note: Please make your reservation as soon as you know you are 
  coming. We need a headcount for the food, as we order it in
  advance.  Even if it is last-minute, reserve anyway. Thanks. 

  Make your meeting reservation by filling out this quick form:
  or by replying to this e-mail ( greg at neumarke.net ) You may also
  call Greg at (work) 773-907-3308 

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