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IFOG: Speaker Series (CMPS 280A)


Inventing the Future of Games (IFOG): Speaker Series

Cutting edge AI technology. Professionals sharing their experience in the field. Visionaries explaining their trials. The IFOG: Speaker Series is about all of these things, and more. While open to all, IFOG can be taken for credit as well. The course is open for undergraduates and graduates; please contact for a permission code to enroll. Enrollment is NOT required for attendence, all are welcome to attend - community and students alike!

Nick Luppa, Co-author of End-to-End Game Development

November 22, 2013

Mattie Brice, Indie Developer, Games Critic and Activist

November 15, 2013

James Bower, Chairmin of the Board and CEO for Numedeon Inc.

November 8, 2013

Ian Holmes, Associate Professor at UC Berkeley

Novemer 1, 2013

Craig Reynolds, Software Engineer at Staples Innovation Lab

October 25, 2013

AJ Glasser, Games Journalist 

October 18, 2013

Adam Russell, Award-Winning Indie Game Designer

October 11, 2013

Heather Kelley, Founder of Kokoromi

September 27, 2013

Marti Hearst, Professor at UC Berkeley

June 7, 2013

Mike Sellers, General Manager at Kabam

May 31, 2013

Eelke Folmer, Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Nevada, Reno

May 24, 2013

Brenda Romero, Award-Winning Game Designer, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Loot Drop Inc.

May 3, 2013

Ellen Riloff, Visiting Research Computer Scienctist at UCSC

April 26, 2013

David Merrill, Co-Founder of Sifteo

April 19, 2013

Aaron Cammarata, Videogame Entrepreneur 

April 12, 2013


Lincoln Wallen, Chief Technology Officer of DreamWorks Animation

Frontiers in CG Animation

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November 30, 2012

Isa Stamos, Director of Product Development of Double Fine Productions

A Definition of "Production"

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November 16, 2012

Andrew Gordon, Research Associate Professor of USC's Institute for Creative Technologies

The Collective Wisdom in Millions of Weblog Narratives

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November 9, 2012

Tawny Schlieski, Research Scientist/Media Expert of Intel Lab’s Interaction & Experience
Research Group

The Future of Narrative: Interactive Stories as a Genuinely New Entertainment Form

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November 2, 2012

Robin Hunicke, Co-Founder/Executive Designer of Funomena

Designing for Feeling

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October 26, 2012

Thomas Zimmerman, Master Inventor/Researcher of IBM

Video Games and the Human Interface: Past and Future

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October 19, 2012

Kevin Bruner, CTO/Co-Founder/Executive Producer of TellTale Games

"Scoreless" Gaming:  Beyond Video Games to Interactive Storytelling

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October 12, 2012

Matt McLaurin, Ebay

June 6, 2012

Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Microsoft

May 23, 2012

Adam Cadre, I-0/Photopia

May 16, 2012

Shane Liesegang, Bethesda

May 9, 2012

Chaim, UCSC Graduate, Spore

May 2, 2012

Stone Librand, EA/Maxis

April 25, 2012

Daniel Benmergui, Indie Developer

April 18, 2012

Nicole Lazzaro, XEODesign

April 11, 2012

Zach Gage, Halcyon/SpellTower

March 14, 2012


Ruthie Bendor, Code For America

February 29, 2012

Graeme Devine, GRL Games

February 22, 2012

Emily Short, Galatea

February 15, 2012

Chelsea Howe, Social Chocolate

February 8, 2012

Michael Mateas, UCSC

February 1, 2012

Peter Brinson, USC

January 25, 2012

Rich Hilleman, EA (not in series)

January 19, 2012

Cecil Brown, UC Berkeley

January 18, 2012

Borut Pfeifer, Haunted Temple Studios

November 30, 2011

Richard LeMarchand, Naughy Dog

November 23, 2011

Clint Hocking, Lucasarts

November 16, 2011

Nic Duchenaut, PARC

November 9, 2011

Ozlem Kalinli, Sony

November 2, 2011

EA Talk (with SWE)

November 1, 2011

Mary Flanagan (not in series)

November 1, 2011

Alex Neuse and Mike Roush, Gaijin Games

October 26, 2011

Mirjam Eladhari, Gotland University

October 19, 2011

Disney Animation (not in series)

October 14, 2011

Marc ten Bosch (not in series)

October 13, 2011

John Peters, Team Krinoid

October 12, 2011

Eskil Steenberg (not in series)

October 6, 2011

Arash Keshmirian and Serban Porumbescu, Limbic Software

October 5, 2011

Scott Jon Siegel (not in series)

October 4, 2011