B Movies and Bad History: Games Gone Hollywood


December 12, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Take a tour of some of the best (and worst) movies and television shows and share a few laughs with panelists as they expose the stories behind the action on-screen.

Program Details

Join media experts and gaming gurus for a dive into the world of video game crossover films like Super Mario Brothers, Tomb Raider and many more. Experts Rachel Simone Weil and Wiley Wiggins will share some of the best and worst examples of this genre through clips and conversation. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming.

Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming presented by Nintendo and Retro Studios

About the Presenters

Rachel Simone Weil is an experimental designer whose work engages electronic nostalgia, cute culture, and the history of computing and video games. Her work, largely created through programming obsolete 8-bit microcomputers, has been shown internationally at venues such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Platform Centre for Digital and Photographic Arts, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is the founder of FEMICOM Museum, an archive of girly video games and software. Weil currently works as a technical evangelist at Microsoft.

Wiley Wiggins has been an engaged fixture in the Austin creative community for over 20 years as actor, animator, interactive artist, user-interface designer and event organizer. During this time he has hatched an unending parade of playful schemes with a diverse swath of talented folks, including directors Richard Linklater, David and Nathan Zellner and Andrew Bujalski, artists Katie Rose Pipkin and Rachel Weil, and experimental rockers The Octopus Project. As a co-founder and operator of JUEGOS RANCHEROS, Wiggins produces the annual Fantastic Arcade event at legendary international genre film festival Fantastic Fest, all while incubating the odd independent video game project or two at micro-studio Karakasa Games.

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