Opening—HEY! PLAY! Games in Modern Culture
Friday October 20th 2017, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Throughout the night, we’ll be playing a special game—score points when your alter-ego (chosen from one of the provided archetypes) is recognized. Power up with free 21st Amendment beer until it runs out. Wine and sparkling water will be available for extra coins.
Members, come at 5:30 PM for an exclusive meet and greet with the designers of Spacebox, a full-body experience recently showcased at the Game Developers Conference 2017, and be the first to play the games before the crowds arrive. (Use the member code sent via eblast to receive discounted admission!)
Chicago Design Week—Intersections in Design
Chicago Design Week programming runs October 23–29, 2017 and is dedicated to the topic at hand—a deep examination of the various intersections impacting the design world and our broader communities.
The definition of design and its role in society is evolving at a rapid pace. A deepening overlap between disciplines, skills, roles, perspectives, industries, communities and more has never been more apparent or more integral to how the design community defines itself. Collaboration and debate, synchronicity and tension—these forces are driving the evolution of our profession, the world around us, and role we play within it.