Roger Travis draws lines between Plato, homeric epics, and video games Sept. 14
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 222 hits
Penn State Altoona will present a talk by Roger Travis titled "Plato's video game: they lyre, the cave, and the console" on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in room 150 of the Hawthorn Building. Travis will argue that the close analogy between modern narrative video games and homeric epic has profound implications also for Plato's relevance to modern culture.
Roger Travis is an associate professor of classics in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages of the University of Connecticut. He is also the Director of the Video Games and Human Values Initiative at UConn, an interdisciplinary online nexus for scholarly activities like monthly symposia and "playversations."
The event is sponsored by Penn State Altoona's Division of Arts and Humanities.