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As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
– C.G. Jung

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Carl G. Jung: From Myths and Dreams to Screenplays and Video Games

Date(s) - May 22, 2014
7:00 pm

Left: Carl G. Jung. Right Photo: Broken Age / Double Fine Productions

Film and video game narratives are rich in archetypal imagery. To create complex player engagement scenarios, writers often draw from psychology. Acclaimed game developer Tim Schafer (Grim Fandango, Psychonauts and Broken Age) hyper-fiction expert Beat Suter and Jungian analyst and filmmaker Christopher Hauke join forces to discuss the impact of Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung’s theories of archetypes and collective unconscious on screenwriting and the virtual reality of gaming.

Christopher Hauke, Jungian Psychoanalytic Association
Tim Schafer, CEO and President, Double Fine Productions
Beat Suter, Professor of Game Design, Zurich University of the Arts

Moderated by Heather Chaplin, The New School.

Presented in partnership with New York University Game Center and the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York

Free admission

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, New York Institute of Technology

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