Bogost with an Atari VCS joystick
|Occupation||Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, co-founder of Persuasive Games|
|Children||Tristan and Flannery Bogost|
Ian Bogost is a video game designer, critic and researcher. He holds a joint professorship in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication and in Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Chair in Media Studies. He is a founding partner at Persuasive Games. His research and writing consider video games as an expressive medium, and his creative practice focuses on games about social and political issues, including airport security, consumer debt, disaffected workers, the petroleum industry, suburban errands, pandemic flu and tort reform.
He is the author of Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism and Persuasive Games: The Expressive Power of Videogames as well as the co-author of Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System and Newsgames: Journalism at Play. Bogost also recently released Cow Clicker, a satire and critique of the influx of social network games. His game, A Slow Year, won two awards, Vangaurd and Virtuoso, at IndieCade 2010. 
He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and comparative literature from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in comparative literature from UCLA. He lives in Atlanta.
Media appearances 
Notable quotes 
- It’s a Like button attached to your wallet
- : "Bogost to Develop Center for Media Studies", Georgia Tech Press Release, 13 September 2012
- "IndieCade Award Winners". IndieCade. March, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- “video of Ian Bogost interview on Colbert Report, 7 August 2007”
- : Noah Chestnut “Should Facebook Acquire Kickstarter”, Forbes, 23 July 2012
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- Ian Bogost talks about Serious Games at XML
- Bio at The Art History of Games Conference
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