Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World
Where: The Strand
212-473-1452 Price: $27.99 Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $10 Strand gift card to be used at any time on any product.
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From eSports events drawing thousands of spectators to Candy Crush players killing time on the subway, the world of gaming has expanded drastically in recent years. Of course, as with any other mainstream form of entertainment, video games have become the spotlight of several criticisms as politicians, media, and parents wonder about the effects they have on those who play. After years of research, it turns out video games have a lot of good to offer, besides hours of fun.
Games for Change chairman Asi Burak and journalist Laura Parker decided to explore how video games pioneer social change, how the stories games feature can focus on social and political issues in an immersive way that other art forms can’t capture. They have worked with NASA, World Bank, the White House, and The United Nations in order to promote the positive effects of gaming.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Asi Burak talks with Susanna Pollack, President of Games for Change, about how video games can change the future. After the discussion, both Asi Burak and Laura Parker will sign copies of their book.Buy tickets/get more info now