Friday, October 07, 2005

Lecture Tour Day 4: DePaul University

Chicago, IL

I haven't been to Chicago in years and years, and I've never spent any amount of time there. The DePaul campus, or one of them, is located right in the Magnificent Mile, the very heart of the city. The campus was about two blocks' walk from my hotel. Scott Roberts was my host for the game design workshop, and he made me very welcome with genuine Chicago pizza for lunch. I'd never had the real deep-dish thing before, and the difference was unmistakable -- huge amounts of cheese and it has to be served with a sort of trowel. At the workshop we scattered the faculty in among the students, which may have been a mistake as the students tended to defer to the faculty in decision-making. It was a good group, though, about 40 people.