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Game pioneers to lecture at Science Museum

A selection of games industry pioneers and scholars are to present lectures at the Science Museum's Game On exhibition.

A selection of games industry pioneers and scholars are to present lectures at the Science Museum's Game On exhibition.

Kuju's Nicolas Rodriguez, Eidos Interactive's Ian Livingstone, Frontier's David Braben and Trent University's professor Mark Griffiths are all confirmed for the November events.

Kicking off the month of lectures, Rodriguez will present 'Dancemats and Joysticks: Who's Playing Now?', a look at the development of peripherals and the new audiences these input devices have bought to gaming, while Ian Livingstone will present '10 years of Lara', on the anniversay of the Tomb Raider series.

Elite designer David Braben will discuss 'Gaming: Now and Then', looking at the changes in games development, while 'Gaming in Mind' is professor Mark Griffiths' examination of the pschological effects of videogaming.

Sponsored by Nintendo, Game On runs at the Science Museum from October 21st to February 25th 2007, and offers more than 120 videogames in an exhibition exploring the culture and history of gaming. More information can be found here.

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