Exhibit Opening Event: Chess: Gymnasium of the Mind
Time:2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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Speaker(s): Allen Turner, DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media
Playful by Design will also host a special exhibit opening event to see a demonstration of chess hacks—games that are variations of chess in pieces, board, or rules—created by University of Illinois students. At 3:00, Allen Turner of the DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media presents the keynote address. Turner is a Black/Lakota/Irish game designer, storyteller, artist, dancer, author, and performer who believes in the power of play and story as fundamental, powerful medicines that shape our sense of self, relationships, and our connection to the cosmos. A 20-year veteran of the video games industry, he has worked on projects at Bungie Software (Myth, Myth II, Oni), Day 1 Studios (MechAssault), Wideload Games (Stubbs the Zombie, Hail to the Chimp), Marvel Comics and Disney Interactive Studios (Disney’s Guilty Party, Marvel XP). The keynote will be followed by a reception.
Free and open to the public.