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Friday, July 26 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Games and Philosophy

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How are games designed and for what purpose? Join James Portnow, Joey DeSena, and Daniel Cordaro as they explore the finer points of where games come from.


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Daniel Cordaro

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Daniel “The Commodore” Cordaro (ding-ding) is the co-founder of the Clan of the Gray Wolf which is dedicated to thoughtful discussion of all aspects of geek culture.  His Master’s thesis from the University of North Carolina focused on representations of gender in contemporary videogames and is published in the Library of Congress – although if he were to write one today, it would probably just be about Minecraft.
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Joey DeSena

Clan of the Gray Wolf
Joey “Roo” DeSena is a retro gamer through and through.He’s the co-founder of Clan of the Gray Wolf and co-hosts the bi-weekly Echo Screen live stream on the same site. He is also Director of Content for RetrowareTV.com and is featured in Vsauce3. His work includes the revered retro-gaming series 16-Bit Gems, the explanatory The Way Games Work, and the fact-finding Head Shot.
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James Portnow

Extra Credits
James Portnow has written for every major trade publication including Gamasutra, The Escapist, Edge, and more. He is currently the writer on the hit consumer-facing series about game design: Extra Credits. He is known for his theories on socially positive design and has been asked to speak at universities and companies around the world. He is the co-author of a book on invented languages being published by Oxford University Press to be... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel B Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

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