The Electronics Conservancy is working with a distinguished committee of
interactive-entertainment technologists, scholars, and educators to provide
on-going counsel and review for this national traveling exhibit.
Mr. Alan Alcorn, Silicon Gaming. Former Vice President of Engineering,
Atari Inc. Co-designer of Pong, the first commercially successful videogame.
Mr. Ralph Baer, inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey, granted the first patent
for a video gaming device, "The Father of Videogames."
Mr. Nolan Bushnell, CEO Aristo Corporation, designer of the first coin-op
videogame "Computer Space", founder and former CEO of Atari Inc., "The Father
of the Videogame Industry."
Mr. Bob Clover, Senior Operations Analyst, Institute for Defense Analyses,
Simulation Center, Alexandria, Virginia.
Mr. Carl T. Garner, Vice President, Wilson Marketing, Atlanta, Georgia.
Wilson Marketing received a "Reggie" from the Promotional Marketing
Association of America, the highest award given by the organization.
Dr. Christopher Geist, Chair, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green
State University, organized the first symposium on "Videogames and Popular
Mr. Leonard Herman, freelance writer and computer programmer, author of
the book "PHOENIX: The Fall and Rise of Videogames."
Mr. Eugene Jarvis, creator/designer/programmer of Defender, Robotron:
2084, Cruisin' USA, and many other influential Williams Electronics games.
Mr. Steven L. Kent, journalist, videogame historian, columnist for The
Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, NEXT Generation Magazine, and MSNBC, author
of the forthcoming book "Electronic Nation."
Dr. Marsha Kinder, professor of Critical Studies, University of Southern
California, School of Cinema and Television, author of "Playing with Power in
Movies, Television, and Video Games."
Mr. L. Scott Miller, consultant to the Educational Testing Service with
focus on educational policy analysis and minority education issues, former
Senior Vice President for the Council for Aid to Education, New York, N.Y.,
former Senior Program Officer, Exxon Education Foundation, Member National
Advisory Committee of the Comprehensive Regional Center for Minority Education
at California State University.
Dr. Oliver Strimpel, Executive Director, The Computer Museum, Boston,
Dr. Mark J. P. Wolf, professor of communication, Concordia University
Wisconsin, technology and videogame researcher, author of "Abstracting
Reality: Art, Communication, and Cognition in the Digital Age" (currently at
Our appreciation and thanks are offered to all.
Thanks also go to.....
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