Students play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at the Weston Game Lab. The lab hosts a weekly tournament that’s streamed on its Twitch channel. (Photography by Gritanni Creative)

Play to the crowd

A welcome party for the new Weston Game Lab in Crerar Library. 

The Weston Game Lab—part of the new Media Arts, Data, and Design Center in Crerar Library—was dedicated in May. The 3,800-square-foot space is designed for the research and development of digital, board, card, and alternate reality games. Below are some photos from the event.

Playing Tetris with Octopads
Playing Tetris with Octopads, modified Nintendo controllers that turn single-player games into group games. (Photography by Gritanni Creative)
Dean John Boyer
John W. Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, dean of the College, addresses the crowd. (Photography by Gritanni Creative)


Patrick LeMieux and Stephanie Boluk
Artist talk with Patrick LeMieux and Stephanie Boluk, authors of Metagaming (University of Minnesota Press, 2017). (Photography by Gritanni Creative)


Winners of the Weston Game Lab T-Shirt design contest
Winners of the Weston Game Lab T-shirt design contest, including red shirt by Core designer Michael Vendiola. (Photography by Gritanni Creative)