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Nerd Nite 1/17 Why We Play Video Games

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:53pm

When: January 17, 2019 at Live!

NNA2 #61 dives into MRIs and what we can and cannot learn about the brain with neuroscience researcher Sam Carpenter, exploring how protons are structured, inside and out, with physics grad student Nicole Lewis, and talking about why we play - or don’t play - video games with Mark Kazmierski.

Mark Kazmierski –  Game On! Why you do (or don’t) Play Video Games

What makes games so addictive? In a world of over-stimulation and short attention spans, what makes games the thing that we are drawn to? We will attempt to break down what keeps people playing, as well as what prevents people from getting started.

About Mark: A 29-year-old gamer who has playing since he had the strength to lift a controller, Mark Kazmierski has always had just as much an interest in the culture and development of games as he does playing them. He’s no gaming professional, he’s just a regular guy with enthusiasm about something he loves.   

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January 17, 2019 at Live!

Length: 00:15:27

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Related Event: Nerd Nite Ann Arbor #61

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Computers & Technology
Video Games
Nerd Nite