We have two new book displays on the 2nd floor of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library. Together, they represent the theme of Summer vacation with books, videos and graphic novels from our collection.
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Summer term has begun, and with it our reduced hours of operation. We'll be open Monday - Friday 1-5pm through August 18th, when the term ends. Then we'll be closed for the intercession, and will reopen with the start of the Fall term. So enjoy the outdoors, and don't forget to play some video games during the afternoon heat while you still can.
The heat wave we're having outside is the perfect time to hang out in the air-conditioned CVGA to check out the new games that just arrived for the PlayStation VR that we got towards the end of the Winter term.
There are two new book displays on the 2nd floor lobby area of the Duderstadt Center. In anticipation of the Wonder Woman movie coming out on June 2nd, we have a graphic novel display highlighting the history of the character in comics. The other display is entitled "The Art and Science of Sound" and features books discussing the nature of sound, sound studio production, and sound in art.
Here is our list of most popular games during the Winter term. We had our usual blend of sports games and first person shooters at the top of the list, with a roleplaying game and several games for the Wii & Wii U making an appearance as well. Our PlayStation 4 consoles were popular during the term, but didn't make the list because people tended to try several different games on them rather than focusing on just one, as was the case for the Xbox One.
Late in the Winter term, several students from Kelli Wood's class (HISTART 194: Video Games - Cultures in Play) presented their final projects in the Duderstadt Gallery, in an exhibition entitled, "Are Video Games Art?" The exhibition included several meaningful presentations, and highlighted some of the game systems in the CVGA. We wanted to share some pictures from the event with you.
We have new book displays in the 2nd floor Duderstadt Center lobby area! Since it's Financial Literacy Month, we decided to highlight several books from our collection related to this theme, including titles like The Lovely Horrible Stuff: My Book About Money and Arts & numbers: a financial guide for artists, writers, performers, and other members of the creative class. We also have a new comics display focused on Science, including titles like How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the...
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