Jonathan Blow & Heather Chaplin

Jonathan Blow & Heather Chaplin

Jonathan Blow & Heather Chaplin

Jonathan Blow is an independent game designer-programmer whose goal is to make games that are mind-expanding in ways unique to the medium. Best known for his game Braid, Blow speaks frequently on the advancement of ethical game design and is co-founder of the Indie Fund, which supports the growth of games by helping indie developers become and stay independent. Heather Chaplin is the co-author of the book Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution and has covered games for the New York Times and NPR’s All Things Considered. She is an assistant professor of journalism at The New School.

In conjunction with Game Room.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.

Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. Generous support is also provided by Hammer Members; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; Bronya and Andrew Galef; Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley; and an anonymous donor.