Saturday, April 27th

Ping and Pong have been partnered for years, but very little consideration is given to the intense, simmering rivalry that lurks just beneath the surface. In this audience-controlled lecture, Jason Torchinsky will explore the parallel and separate histories of both all the things he could find named Ping and Pong, the grandfather of all video games.

The lecture itself will be controlled by the audience playing a real, 1975-vintage Pong machine. If left player scores, Ping will be discussed, and if right, Pong, and back and forth until either Torchinsky’s head explodes or the audience leaves in disgust and pity.

It could totally fail as well! Come and see!