Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Carnegie Mellon University has been a leader in innovation for a long time. Don Marinelli, who is the Executive Producer of the school's Entertainment Technology Center, says video games deserve no stigma, given the complexity of the work and math involved with making them. As a matter of fact, almost a century ago, Marinelli says Carnegie Mellon was delving into a new innovation then, too: Drama. It was one of the first schools, in 1914 , to have such a program. Now they are continuing the same tradition, only with video games and simulations. The 2nd Annual Game Education Summit being held there June 16 and 17 is to bring game educators together to show different aspects of the industry, and provide a platform for them. Conference Director Suzanne Freyjadis says seven different topics are being discussed that vary from narrative games to a serious games track.