SBU Librarians, Faculty Featured at Museum Event

“The Beginning of Video Games”, a special event at the Museum of the Moving Image on Saturday, October 1, features Cultural Studies professor Raiford Guins, University Archivist and Head of Special Collections Kristen Nyitray, and Librarian Helene Volat.

The program will include the first public demonstration outside of Brookhaven National Laboratory of William A. Higinbotham’s seminal analog computer game Tennis For Two.

The event is co-organized by the Museum of the Moving Image and the William A Higinbotham Game Studies Collection at Stony Brook University.

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William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection

October 1 Museum of the Moving Image Event Details

Game Studies Grant at Stony Brook University

Kristen Nyitray’s article,  “William Alfred Higinbotham: Scientist, Activist, and Computer Game Pioneer,” was published in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 96-101, Apr.-June 2011.

SBU Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

The Museum of the Moving Image



Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail:
Kristen Nyitray
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