Today, North By Northeast (NXNE) Future Land, the new Interactive, Music and Gaming Conference together with co-host, Ryerson University announces the godfather – or grandfather – of gaming, the man who founded Atari, technology pioneer, entrepreneur, engineer and author Nolan Bushnell will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, June 15 at Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management.
Nolan Bushnell is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation. Often cited as the Father of the video game industry, Bushnell introduced videogames to the masses with Pong, Computer Space and many other legendary games, as well as the home videogame console system with multiple game cartridges. With his latest startup, BrainRush, he is intent on fixing education with software that uses gamification principles to “addict” students to learning.
NXNE Future Land conference brings together the intersection of music and gaming with a speaker series and industry panels focusing on technology, gaming, and how musicians can thrive in these industries. Sessions include: The Art of Sound and Music with music composers and game publishers discussing how they make, find and choose music for gaming soundtracks; Master Class in Storytelling and Game Development with the creators at Ubisoft; Designing the Future with Big Viking, innovators in the mobile gaming industry, speaking about why they believe Toronto is poised as an innovation hub. Session attendee’s will also have a chance to sign-up and experience the latest in Virtual Reality from sponsor AMD.
Even more programming announcements will be reveled in the coming weeks including NXNE Game Land at Yonge-Dundas Square, and additional NXNE Port Lands and NXNE Club Land programming.