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Video Games to the Rescue!

Some people think video games are only good for mindless entertainment, but technology developed in the gaming industry is being used for everything from brain research to drug development to innovative therapies for stroke patients. On select Thursdays of every month the Fleet invites local scientists, researchers and engineers to talk about how video game technology is helping them find imaginative solutions to the world’s challenges.

Event details:

6 to 7 p.m.: Meet & Greet with the speaker(s) in the theater lobby.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Talk or panel discussion in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.

Cost: Regular Admission $19.95. Event takes the place of an IMAX film included in the regular admission. Fleet Members will be able to use their vouchers for this event.
Come early before the event to enjoy Game Masters: The Exhibition; exhibit admission is included in the ticket price.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the box office, over the phone by calling (619) 238-1233 x806, or online.
To purchase tickets online, follow these instructions:

a) Click the following link to get to our ticket website: online 
b) Under "Buy Online (Select Tickets)", click on "Non-Member Tickets" or "Member Tickets"
c) Click on the little calendar icon 
d) In the calendar function, select the event date, for example July 20
e) On the right, scroll down until you see the event "Video Games to the Rescue" at 7pm and click on the green "click here" button
f) Enter the number of tickets you would like purchase and hit "Add to cart"
g) Hit the "check out" button and either log in (if you have an account already), create an account, or purchase tickets as a guest without creating an account (click "continue")
h) Enter your payment information and hit "Submit Order". 
i) Print the ticket confirmation page and bring it to the Fleet at the day of the event


Event Line Up:

July 20—From Waves to Caves: Virtual Reality for Cultural Heritage

Join  Professor Kuester (UCSD) as he shares the latest in science, technology and engineering, edutainment and gamification for cultural heritage documentation, virtual exploration and preservation. We will explore techniques for the documentation of underwater caves, shipwrecks and coral reefs and next-generation visualization technology that literally allows users to step into the arena of scientific discovery.

August 17—Learning to Move and Moving to Learn

Can bodily movement help us to better understand autism spectrum disorders? Join local UCSD researcher, Dr. Leanne Chukoskie, as she explains how her current research uses video games and video game hardware, to measure the fine-grained movement of the eyes and bodies in middle- and high-school-aged children to, see if they provide a way to objectively measure subtle differences in cognitive functioning.

September 21—Topic and Speaker to be Announced!

More information to follow soon!

October 12—Dr. Nadir Weibel, UCSD. Details about the talk to follow

Topics and speakers for the events in September, November and December will be added to the lineup over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check back!

Please note: During this event, there will be photography and video recording. By attending this event you consent to and authorize without further compensation the use and reproduction of any film or photographs.