Video Game Series

August 15th and August 22nd

Why Gaming is Awesome: The Psychological Benefits of Video Games
Thursday, August 15th, 6 PM

Pop culture often focuses on the negative impact of video games, however, research also suggests that in the right context video games can inspire creativity, problem-solving, learning, and social relationships.  Dr. Elizabeth Russell breaks down all of the benefits of video games.

Oddity and Innovation: A Selective History of Video Game Hardware
Thursday, August 22nd, 6 PM

Ryan Russell does a show and tell on the biggest blunders of video game hardware and how those same systems became some of video game’s most innovative leaps forward in gaming technology.