Launch Party! Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World, with author Andrew Ervin

We are excited to host the launch party for Andrew Ervin's Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World.  Join us for live music by Chipocrite ( and video games to play in the store! 

In Bit by Bit, Ervin sets out to understand the explosive popularity of video games. He travels to government laboratories, junk shops, and arcades. He interviews scientists and game designers, both old and young. In charting the material and technological history of video games, from the 1950s to the present, he suggests that their appeal starts and ends with the sense of creativity they instill in gamers. As Ervin argues, games can be art because they are beautiful, moving, and even political.

Andrew Ervin is the author of Extraordinary Renditions and Burning Down George Orwell's House. He has written essays and reviews for the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, and others. He teaches part time at Temple University and lives with his wife in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Event date: 

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104