10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 22
The Science of Games from Couch to Ice
Join ASC for a day-long event focusing on the science behind popular games of all varieties -- from video to board and high-tech to low-tech. Delve into social media as well with Foursquare check-in points, Instagram photo ops and the opportunity to contribute to a special Tumblr blog.
Event highlights include:
- Try some ice hockey on our temporary outdoor ice rink to explore the relationship between geometry and physics when making that winning goal.
- Videogame tournament hosted by GameStop with prizes for our top competitors in multiple age categories.
- Talk with representatives from Sony’s Playstation division about new technologies available on the Playstation 3 system, including 3D gaming, Game Design, and movement-based play.
- Stroll through the history of videogame technology.
- Enter a special drawing to win a new Playstation Vita.
- Take part in a life-size version of Angry Birds and discover the physics involved in defeating the pigs.
- Re-discover the joy of classic school yard games like Foursquare, jump rope, etc.
- Take a new look at classic board games you never knew were teaching you physics, math and logic.