[webproducers] The Virtual Battlefield: Computer Gaming, Modeling, Simulations- Future of War Conference New School University




> Just to give you a heads up, The New School is hosting the Future of War
> conference this Friday and Saturday (May 2nd and 3rd). There are a great
> deal of wonderful presentations which I think you will find quite
> interesting (please see attached), but in particular is the following
> discussion on the following:
> 
> The Virtual Battlefield: Computer Gaming, Modeling, Simulations
> Saturday, May 3rd, 3:30 - 5:30Pm (approx)
> The New School, Swayduck Auditorium
> 65 Fifth Avenue
> What role does the military-industrial complex play in the increased
> virtualization and digitalization of war and weaponry? Does this new
> emphasis on the virtual nature of war decrease its connection to
> reality, territory and the body? An interdisciplinary panel explores the
> new technologies of imitation and simulation, and the coordinated
> efforts of computer programmers, artists, and the gaming industry to
> advance the state of immersive military training and online
> recruitment.
> 
> Panelists:
> James Der Derian, professor, International Relations, Watson
> Institute;
> Peter J. Dombrowski, associate professor, Strategic Department of the
> U.S. Naval War College;  and Eddo Stern, artist/game developer,
> University of Southern California Graduate School of Cinema and
> Television.
>  
> Moderator: J.C. Herz, principal, Joystick Nation
> 
>

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