term: summer | date: 6th July, 2021

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 4:00PM – 6:00PMWe hope you are enjoying your summer break! USC Games is delighted to announce that we will be conducting our Summer Speaker Series again this summer, beginning July 7th (that’s tomorrow) at 4pm. The Summer Speaker Series will take place every Wednesday and Thursday from now until the beginning of the Fall semester and will feature our faculty and their guests speaking on a variety of topics relevant to the interests of all of our students (especially our incoming class).

Join us tomorrow for our first talk with Professor Emeritus, Dennis Wixon, “Debug Your Game’s Interface the Fast, Easy Way (RITE)”.

Thursday will feature Robert Nashak with “Killer Resumes, Cover Letters, and Portfolios to Land You Internships and Jobs”.

For Zoom information, please email Gini Benson (gbenson@cinema.usc.edu).

Monday, July 19th – 23rd, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Join us for the Critical Game Literacy Jam!! Participants will build and play in unpoliced worlds!!

This is a paid opportunity, beginning the week of July 19th-23rd. For more info, and to apply, head HERE.

We are inviting people to a game design space where we will imagine worlds that are free of oppression. We will bring together young adults (18+), from those with no experience to long-time gamers, to learn to design games focused on Black liberation.

Wednesday, July 14th, 9:30AM – 10:20AM
In order to combat the ideology that the Asian American community is a monolith, we are celebrating how unique points of view and experiences influence the way each person approaches XR, whether they specialize in volumetric video, animation, or bio technology.

This panel will also cover how the XR industry can create tangible structures to champion the range of APIA narratives and creators.

This talk will feature USC Games’ very own, Kathryn Yu.

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