Monday 25th January, Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall, 6.30-8.00pm
How should we think about the world’s fastest-growing and most lucrative entertainment medium?
I am chairing a discussion on the place of video games and virtual worlds in modern society – the lessons we might learn from them, their dangers, and why the public debate needs to move beyond breathless accusations about violent, screen-addicted young people. Joining me for the discussion will be:
Tom Chatfield, senior editor at Prospect magazine, and author of Fun Inc, a major new book on the social importance of video games, published by Virgin Books on 14th January.
Philip Oliver, CEO of Blitz Games, one of Britain’s largest independent games developers, and one of its most radical in pursuing the serious and innovative uses of games. With his brother, Philip is one of the founding fathers of the British games industry.
Sam Leith is a cultural critic and author, and columnist for The Guardian, The Evening Standard and Prospect. A previous books editor at the Daily Telegraph, he has a particular interest in popular culture and emerging technologies, and writes regularly on video games.
If you would like to attend the event, please let Claire Pilsbury know in my London office on 020 7219 8335 or by emailing email@example.com
I hope to see you on Monday 25th January in the Grand Committee Room from 6.30pm for what promises to be a lively discussion.