First Fridays: Computer Gaming, Campus Traditions
April 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
…it’s all fun and games!
Have a little fun with Archives and Special Collections for the 2022-2023 season of First Fridays. This year we investigate materials in the archives that are strictly recreational.
Presentations begin at noon. Light refreshments and appetizers will be available. ASL interpreters will be present for all First Fridays events. Presentations resume in person this year, with the option to stream via Zoom. Please make a reservation if you plan to attend in person or online.
Checkmate: The Untold Story of Computer Gaming
Presented by Amanda Wick, Curator, Charles Babbage Institute Archives
As long as there have been computers, there have been games and gamers. This presentation will address some of the lesser known stories from the history of video games — including early computer chess tournaments through the blockbuster success of MECC’s own Oregon Trail.
The Games People Play…
Presented by Ellen Holt-Werle and Rebecca Toov, University Archives
Universities and campus life are often viewed as steeped in tradition. But, traditions are shaped by the dominant narrative and may not reflect all perspectives. A look at University traditions that shouldn’t have been.
What: First Fridays, “Checkmate: The Untold Story of Computer Gaming” and “The Games People Play…”
When: Friday, April 7, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120 | Parking and directions
First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. Andersen and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.