Discussion forum: History of Gaming and Gender Inclusive Game Design J.J. Pickle Research Campus Commons Bldg Li'l Tex Auditorium 1.122 Wednesday November 1 2006 at 6:00 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Nov 1, 2006 6:00pm - 8:15pm

The Austin Forum (www.austinforum.org)

One

of the most prominent and important women in gaming (GameZone online) Sher

i Graner Ray talks about the history of gaming and gender inclusive game d

esign.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and the Austin For

um invite you to attend a participatory talk led by Sheri Graner Ray autho

r of Gender Inclusive Game Design: Expanding the Market and a former senior
designer with Sony Online Entertainment.
Sheri''s interests do not rest
with game development and gender inclusion in gaming; she is currently pr

esident of her own software company Sirenia Software and is an adjunct pr

ofessor at Austin Community College. Graner Ray is interested in collabora

ting with academics and gaming industry professionals to start an interdisc

iplinary gaming degree program in Austin similar to those offered at other

Texas universities.
The Austin Forum provides a way for people to become
informed and participate in discussion of such interesting and diverse top

ics as the environment politics economics entertainment philosophy rel

igion activism education and many more. The underlying theme among all Fo

rum topics is science and technology and its impact on society.

Lear

n more about the Austin Forum''s upcoming events at: www.austinforum.org.
When: Wednesday Nov. 1 2006 from 6:00-8:15 pm

Where: J.J.

Pickle Research Campus - The Commons Center Li''l Tex Auditorium (1.122)
** This event is free and open to the public; complimentary food (sp

onsored by Mangia) and drink will be provided from 6:00-6:30 pm. Presentati

on to begin at 6:30 pm. **

Rebeka Villarreal Martinez
Development
& External Relations
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Direct: 512-232

-7794
Fax: 512-475-9445
Email: rebeka%40tacc.utexas.edu