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Colloquium - Rubin

 
2/18/1999
3:30pm-4:45pm
ECCR 265

Computer Games, Girls and Mathematics: What's in the Intersection?
Andee Rubin
TERC
Andee Rubin photo

No one needs to be told that computer games are big business. Game designers have figured out ways to appeal to a broad spectrum of people -- although until recently, a large number of those were males who liked to shoot and win. This talk will go beyond that stereotypical (but not totally inaccurate) notion to explore two facets of the computer game experience: gender and mathematics. I will discuss some of the characteristics of computer games that research has indicated appeal to girls and describe how these findings have influenced the design of games. Second, I will explore the ways in which mathematics has been incorporated into computer games, some better than others.

WARNING: Attendance at this talk may involve being a volunteer game player.
Hosted by Clayton Lewis.
Refreshments will be served following the talk.


The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

 
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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
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