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, Vanguard 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.
The games designed or developed by Bogost:
|Simony||2012||Released as both an iOS game and an installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville|
|A Slow Year: Game Poems||2010|
|Guru Meditation||2009||Also released for Atari VCS as a limited edition|
|The Howard Dean for Iowa Game||2003|
- 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.
- "Simony for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store". Apple. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- "A Slow Year: Ian Bogost: 9781933900162: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- Tanz, Jason. "The Curse of Cow Clicker: How a Cheeky Satire Became a Videogame Hit". Wired. Conde Nast. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- "Guru Meditation for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store". Apple. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- Bogost, Ian. "Guru Meditation".
- "deanforamericagame.com". Dean for America. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- “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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