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From Monopoly to Mario, Preserving the History of Play: Jon-Paul Dyson on Gaming the Museum

Thu, Apr 07, 2016 | 3:30 pm

Join us to explore the preservation and exhibition of games, gaming, and play with Jon-Paul Dyson, the Director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games and Vice President for Exhibits at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. Dyson will discuss games as cultural, historical, and aesthetic artifacts, and how he has preserved and contextualized the history of play through exhibitions such as eGameRevolution, Pinball Playfields, Atari by Design, and Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Dyson writes and speaks widely on the role of play and video games in society, past and present. He has a PhD in United States history and a lifetime of gaming experience.

For more information on this program and others in the Libraries' Beyond the Page series, please visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage.

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