Welcome back to season two of Game on Girl! I have an amazing interview this week with Matisse Fletcher from the Living Computers Museum + Labs in Seattle, Washington. Matisse shares with us her journey to becoming an event planner for the museum and talks about what it’s like to have a job that combines a variety of skills in the most unique way. She shares a bit about her process as an event planner and how important it is to create art in living spaces.
Matisse is a published author having written a children’s book about the museum. Ada and the Living Computers is available at the museum or you can email Matisse to get a copy. The museum has a unique mission to empower through preservation and nostalgia. Listen to hear Matisse tell us how that plays out in her event planning fantasies.
About Living Computers
Living Computers: Museum + Labs provides a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience with computer technology from the 1960s to the present. LCM+L honors the history of computing with the world’s largest collection of fully restored — and usable — supercomputers, mainframes, minicomputers, and microcomputers. A new main gallery offers direct experiences with robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, big data, the Internet of Things, video-game making, and digital art.
What was your first fandom? What is your first memory of using gaming or computer technology? Tell us in the comments!
Until next time, game on!
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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.