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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.