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Discovery After Dark: Thank You For Playing
Join us Thursday, November 21, at 6:00 pm for a special screening of the documentary “Thank You For Playing” followed by discussion with Ryan and Amy Green and their team of creators that worked together to produce the video game “That Dragon, Cancer.”
When Ryan, a video game designer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusual and poetic video game. The result is a game called “That Dragon, Cancer” – an astoundingly honest and innovative work of art about the universal complexity of grief. Thank You For Playing follows Ryan and his family over two years, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology – in this case, a video game – can document profound human experiences in the modern age.
$7/$5 for members. Pre-registration is recommended.
Northern Colorado Astronomical Society
Join the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society (NCAS) for their monthly meeting at the Museum! Each month brings a new presenter and exciting topics, like tracking satellites, the science of black holes, and other cool explorations in space science. Visit www.nocoastro.org for more information.
Discovery After Dark: Emerging Research Technologies
Campaign for gaming knowledge at Discovery After Dark: Research Technologies! Join researchers from Colorado State University in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater to explore how “gamified” research – using platforms such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and 3D game engines – is used in developing new methods of Human Computer Interaction.
Thursday, December 12
6:00pm – 8:00pm
FREE with RSVP (more…)
Discovery After Dark: Epic Music
These days, we know video game music to be as diverse and as rich as any other genre of music, but remember when they were just ‘bleeps’ and ‘bloops’? Come explore the evolution of video game music, what makes it so epic, and why it matters! Featuring live music performances from some of your favorite games by Sydney Kjerstad and Seselis.
Thursday, December 19
6:30pm – 8:00pm
$5/$3 for members