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Get Your Opinion Heard At The 'Video Gaming: Playing with Ethics?' Forum

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST

Is the video game on your son's holiday wish list too violent? What types of messages is your daughter receiving from the game she wants? Who is creating these games and what are their ethical and moral responsibilities? These questions and more will be addressed at "Video Gaming: Playing with Ethics?, which starts tonight. Read more for details ...

"This event is a unique opportunity to bring gamers and game designers together with activists and the general public to talk about the hottest topics in video gaming, the biggest concerns of consumers and the social impact video games have on young gamers," said Geof Bowker, executive director of Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology and Society.

"Video Gaming: Playing with Ethics?" is by presented by Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and The Center for Science, Technology, and Society, in partnership with the Tech Museum, and will be held in conjunction with "Game On," a new exhibit at The Tech that explores the evolution of video game play.

WHAT:

"Video Gaming: Playing with Ethics?"

WHEN:

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005
6 -7:15 p.m. Panel discussion and Q&A
"Game On" will be open for participants from 4-6 p.m. and
7:15 - 8 p.m.

WHO:

Panelists: California Assemblyman Leland Yee, author of a recent bill to prevent the sale of violent games to minors;
Kristin Asleson McDonnell, CEO of LimeLife, which develops and publishes mobile phone games for women and girls;
Mike Antonucci, popular culture writer, San Jose Mercury News; Caroline Ratajski, SCU student, gamer

Moderator: Chad Raphael, professor of communication, SCU

WHERE: The Tech Museum of Innovation 201 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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