Opinions and Culture

Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain?

Jayne Gackenbach Ph.D.

Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – A senior artists view of computers

In this show we are chatting with Fiammetta Rubin of the Naturopathic Educational Services in Philadelphia, PA. This interview is a bit of a departure from the video game theme of this show. It’s about how a lifelong artist found computers and incorporated computers into her art. She explains that her “digital prints are produced by an Epson printer on Epson archival paper and inks. Each print is subsequently hand drawn or water colored to insure the originality of the artwork.” You can see her work here. As a lively, curious 70 something year old you’ll learn that it’s never too late to learn about the creative potential of the computer. In the last half of the show I preview the next years shows which focus on the exploding research in the field of video game studies.