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NYU Steinhardt Hosts, “Re: Play 2012: The Theory, Practice, and Business of Video Games,” April 17, 2012

April 12, 2012

Re: Play 2012,” a one-day conference dedicated to the ever-evolving medium of video games and electronic play, will be hosted by the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication within the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development on Tuesday, April 17 at the King Juan Carlos Center located at 53 Washington Square South at 9:45 a.m. Guest speakers and panelists include Gui Karyo, executive vice president of operations and development at Atari , Jessica Rovello, president and co-founder of Arkadium, Nick Monforte of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, along with many other notable gaming experts, scholars, and executives.

“After three decades of existing at the fringes of popular culture, video games have finally evolved into a mainstream medium,” said Liel Leibovitz, professor of Media, Culture and Communication, video game scholar, and conference director. “Electronic play in the 21st century presents us with a unique lens through which to analyze and understand contemporary society. ‘Re:Play’ presents a platform for scholars, designers, developers, executives and journalists to engage in this conversation about electronic games.”

The conference will also mark the launch of Leibovitz’, “New York Review of Video Games,” an online magazine dedicated to thinking seriously about electronic play.

Panel topics and sessions for “Re: Play 2012” include:

• Video Games and Religion
• Publisher Economics: Free to Play Economics
• Panel Discussion: The Game
• Special Presentation: A representative from one of the industry’s leading studios will showcase an upcoming video game
• Brand New, You're Retro: Platforms and Distribution Models from the Atari 2600 to Angry Birds

For a complete list of conference events and participants, visit:

MEDIA ONLY: Reporters interested in covering or attending the event must contact Courtney Bowe within the NYU Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or email

About the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Founded in 1890, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development was the first professional school of teacher education established at an American university. More than a century later, the school has widened its areas of study to include art, health, media, music, and applied psychology. NYU Steinhardt is committed to fostering innovative collaboration, a global approach to research and practice, and scholarship related to all aspects of the human experience. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit:


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