Next Boston Post-Mortem meeting – August 5th – very special one

This one is just in…

http://bostonpostmortem.org/2008/07/30/august-chapter-meeting-featuring-ralph-baer/

Next Tuesday, August 5th, from 7-10pm at the Skellig in Waltham, is Boston Post Mortem, “Ralph Baer on Creating an Industry”!

Here is the announcement:

I know I say this every month, but the August Post Mortem is going to be a really, truly special one. For four reasons.

First, it’s earlier in the month than usual, Tuesday August 5. Take note.

Second, we will be debuting our new, much bigger projector screen, donated by Orbus Gameworks.

Third, Harmonix will be sponsoring food and drink, and will be bringing games to play on said projector screen.

Fourth, and most importantly, our speaker is Ralph Baer, inventor of the home video game console! His “brown box” prototype, initially created in 1968, was refined and released in 1972 as the Magnavox Odyssey, the first ever console as we know it. Some of Baer’s other game-related inventions include the light gun and Simon. He remains an active inventor to this day.

Mr. Baer is undoubtedly one of a handful of people who launched our entire industry, but if that weren’t enough to get you to come out, he will be bringing one of his “brown box” prototypes with him! (You can see another one at the Smithsonian.) He gave the highest-rated talk at GDC 2008, and will be gracing us with a discussion of what it was like to create an industry.

Logistics:
7pm, Tuesday, August 5
The Skellig, Waltham”

Dan Salsberg
Boston Post Mortem Committee
Rockstar New England”

July 7th Boston Post-Mortem meeting…

ttp://bostonpostmortem.org/2008/07/03/july-chapter-meeting/

“This month the Boston Post Mortem is happy to welcome Drs. Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl K. Olson, authors of Grand Theft Childhood, a book released earlier this year that talks about the sometimes counterintuitive ways that video games both help and harm children. Kutner and Olson are based out of Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hopital, so we are extremely excited that they’ve agreed to present some of their findings to the local dev community!