Lecture: Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America by Michael Z. Newman

February 1, 2017

When: Wednesday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Williams Hall (Oxford)

Contact:
Danielle Dockery
danielle.dockery@emory.edu

Admission Cost: Free

Description:

School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Williams Hall (Oxford)
Speaker/Presenter: Michael Z. Newman
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Danielle Dockery
Contact Email: danielle.dockery@emory.edu

Michael Z. Newman is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

He teaches and does research on cinema, television, video, video games, and new media. He's particularly interested in the cultural status of emerging media and the cultural history of new television and video technologies.

His books include Indie: An American Film Culture (Columbia UP, 2011); Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status (Routledge, 2012, co-authored with Elana Levine); and Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium (Columbia UP, 2014).

In 2017, his new book Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America is to be published by The MIT Press.

This is an Oxford Studies event.