Jacobs named The Strong Museum visiting professor

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Stephen Jacobs

The International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong has added RIT professor Stephen Jacobs to its staff as a visiting scholar.

Jacobs, an associate professor of interactive games and media in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, will advise and assist in the development of eGameRevolution, a major, original exhibit that will invite guests to experience electronic games as they learn about their history and influence on the way people play, learn and live.

The highly interactive, 5,000-square-foot exhibit is scheduled to open in November and will feature operating video arcade games, and a variety of historic and contemporary home console and personal computer games that guests will be able to play.

Jacobs will advise and assist in the interpretation of e-game related collections, contribute to the center’s blog, edit a themed electronic play issue of American Journal of Play, the museum’s scholarly quarterly, and assist in developing grant applications.