GAMES && is a symposium featuring artists, designers and researchers who explore and experiment with the tools and techniques of game design and development.

Games are a medium rich with potential for experimentation, exploration and creative expression. Each of the speakers at GAMES && will highlight varied and innovative practices with games, connecting the processes of game design and the technologies of game development to a compelling range of artistic practices, research methods and approaches to engineering and design.

Organized by Lecturer in Visual Arts Tim Szetela.

Cosponsored by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Council on Science and Technology.

The GAMES && symposium is supported through the John Sacret Young ’69 Lecture Series fund.


Guest Speakers

Hear from guest artists, designers, and researchers including:

  • Salome Asega, Director of NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for people working at the intersection of art, design, and technology
  • mattie brice, Design Strategist for Antidote, a game design studio that collaborates with international non-profits
  • Nicole He, Game developer and creative technologist for the National Film Board of Canada and Google Creative Lab
  • Robert Vinluan, Lead Product Designer of Games at The New York Times
  • You+Pea (Luke Caspar Pearson and Sandra Youkhana), Directors of the Videogame Urbanism studio at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

Learn more about the guest speakers and view samples of their work »


Symposium Schedule: November 12, 2022

All events are held on first floor-locations at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton.

10 AM — Arrival + Coffee
11 AM — Welcome + Introductions
11:15 AM — Guest Speakers Block 1
1:15 PM — Lunch
2:30 PM — Guest Speakers Block 2
5:15 PM — Farewell
5:30 PM — Closing Reception

Read a recap of the symposium presentations by The Daily Princetonian »


Tickets & Details

The symposium events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The events will not be livestreamed, so please register to attend the symposium in person.


Get directions to 185 Nassau Street in Princeton and find other venue information including parking, transportation and accessibility details.


symbol for wheelchair accessibilityThe venues at 185 Nassau Street are accessible. Discover more information about accessibility on campus. Guests in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.

COVID-19 Guidance + Updates

Per Princeton University policy, all guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others.



November 12, 2022 // Free + open to all
Registration required