since 1965  (really?)

Come Out and Play: Playing Games Outside

This course listing applies to a Spring 2010 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2010
Theater 98 / 198
1 Unit(s)

Human friendly URL (OBSOLETE)


About the Course:

You've been playing games since kindergarten (tag, capture the flag, hide and seek) and chances are good that you're still playing games as a college student (beer pong, poker, Final Fantasy, flip cup, "vomit into the toilet and not onto your friend," etc.)

We'll explore this field of "game design" by designing and playing our own original games around the UC campus and investigate our relationship to the campus architecture itself - is a game of tag on Sproul Plaza different from a game of tag on Memorial Glade? (Hint: YES.)

Were you a student in Spring 2009 or Fall 2010?

Did you ever see people running around like fools, conga-lining across Sproul, growling? That was us.

Did you see toilet-paper covered zombies roaming outside Haas Pavilion, trying to prevent shoppers from finding all the ingredients to Peanut Butter Peking Duck? That was us.

Did students rampage through your discussion section on the 2nd floor of Dwinelle Hall to throw things off the balcony and distract the opposing team? That was us.

Did you see people riding on sleds pulled by teams of toddlers in front of Tolman Hall?... Uhh that wasn't us. And quite frankly, that sounds a bit silly and cruel.

NOTE: I'm graduating. This is likely the last semester this DeCal will be offered -- if you're a past or prospective student interested in taking over the course, please tell me so I can give you all the materials.

How to Enroll:

[1] Fill out this form when it gets activated in January:

This form was / will be closed on Monday, 25 January 2010.

[2] Attend the first class meeting (MANDATORY) (see Section Info below for the date)

I'll randomize all the names of people who signed up via the web form. The first 20 will get into the class, and then I'll draw up a wait list. I'll process the wait list for a few weeks - keep showing up during that time because there's a good chance you'll get into the class.

If you're graduating... good job, but you won't get any preference above anyone else. The lottery speaks for itself -- and frankly, it's there so that I can (a) be fair, (b) relax and not worry about discriminating and choosing students.

How to get to 413 Zellerbach - WATCH THIS VIDEO: ... No, seriously, watch it. You're going to need the help. (317 Zellerbach is right below 413 Zellerbach, so the directions are pretty much identical.)

If your e-mail is a genuine question, by all means, ask. :)

(But if it's something that could've easily been answered by reading the course info above, well, I won't be too happy with you.)

Course Contact: robertyang AT


Faculty Sponsor: Abigail De Kosnik

Time & Location:

One and Only.Robert Yang
20317 ZellerbachTuTh 2p-3p1/26full

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