Ed Halter: "War & Videogames"

 

Ed Halter: "War & Videogames"

West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus

April 11, 2007 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

www.edhalter.com

Halter's multi-media lecture on the historical relationship between the video game industry and the US Military, unveils the deep, dark ways in which our most profitable form of entertainment gets us ready for war.   A reception with the artist follows the lecture.

Halter is a frequent contributor to The Village Voice and a curator of film and media. His writing has appeared in Cinemascope, the New York Press, Kunstforum, indieWIRE, Filmmaker, Vice, Rhizome, Cinemad, Paper and elsewhere. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the critically-acclaimed New York Underground Film Festival, one of the most important events for alternative and experimental cinema in the US, and has curated for venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, Eyebeam, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Flaherty Film Seminar, and Cinematexas. He is a visiting assistant professor in the department of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard College, and has lectured at Harvard, Yale, NYU, and other schools. His nonfiction book From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games was published by Thunder's Mouth Press in June 2006. He lives in New York City.

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