A Farewell to Henry Jenkins

by Darius Kazemi on June 15, 2009

in Event announcements

The New England Games SIG is hosting a goodbye party for Henry Jenkins on Tue 6/16. Here’s all the info!

 

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Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Microsoft, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
One Memorial Drive is located on the Red Line at the Kendall Square/ MIT MBTA Stop. Driving directions and additional details can be found here:DIRECTIONS

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Join the MIT Enterprise Forum New England Games and Interactive Entertainment SIG (NE Games SIG) for an evening celebrating and honoring Henry Jenkins.

For more than 16 years, Henry Jenkins has graced the halls of MIT and shaped the New England games industry as we know it. An avid advocate of games culture, Henry has helped to build a deeply collaborative and creative community as Co-Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities at MIT. At the forefront of understanding the effects of participatory media, like video games, on society, politics and culture, Henry is a renowned industry figure and accomplished author/editor of twelve books. 

It has now come time for Henry to seek warmer pastures as he departs MIT for the University of Southern California. 

Join the NE Games SIG for this early summer networking event in Henry’s honor. Take part in saluting Henry Jenkins with his friends, closest colleagues and your industry peers. The night will be filled with fond farewells and warm memories as we share a collective toast, reflect on his work at MIT and wish him all the best in the road ahead. 

Speakers:
Alex Chisholm, Learning Games Network
Philip Tan Boon Yew, Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
Scot Osterweil, MIT’s Education Arcade

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