From Sun Tzu to Xbox

War and Videogames


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About the Author

Ed Halter is a critic for The Village Voice and a curator of film and media. His writing has appeared in Cinemascope, Computer Gaming World, the New York Press, Kunstforum, indieWIRE, Filmmaker, Arthur, The Believer, Rhizome, Cinemad, Paper and elsewhere. From 1995 to 2005, he programmed and oversaw the critically-acclaimed New York Underground Film Festival, one of the most important exhibition events for alternative cinema in the US, and has curated for venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, Eyebeam, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Flaherty Film Seminar, and Cinematexas. Halter has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, Sundance Channel, Channel Four (UK), ARTE and MTV Brazil, as well as in a number of documentaries. A graduate of Yale University, he is a visiting professor in the department of Film and Electronic Arts at Bard College, and has lectured at Harvard, NYU, and other schools. From Sun Tzu to Xbox is his first book. He lives in New York City.

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