"Spacewar! A Conversation with Steve Russell and Peter Samson"

Museum of the Moving Image , Astoria Friday February 1 2013 19:00
Photograph: Patrick Alvarado
Model of PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) computer on which a playable simulation of Spacewar! is presented
Peter Samson and Steve Russell, two of the computer scientists behind pioneering video game Spacewar! and key figures in the development of computer programming, discuss the game and its influence with curator John Sharp. Fittingly, Russell will be piped in via video conference.
Venue name: Museum of the Moving Image
Address: 36-01 35th Ave
Cross street: at 37th St
Opening hours: Wed, Thu 10:30am–5pm; Fri 10:30am–8pm; Sat, Sun 11:30am–7pm
Transport: Subway: M, R to Steinway St; N, Q to 36th Ave
Event phone: 718-777-6888