Students of the course take a critical look at the artistic, but also the cultural, economic and social aspects of this expressive medium. We will examine several aspects of video games and gaming through a variety of theoretical lenses. We will delve into the artistic and design aspects of gaming, while exploring the historical, cultural, and societal issues concerning video games. We will cover the growing interest in game theory by academics as well as industry. Finally, we will uncover the technology itself and explore the legal issues of intellectual property and content regulation in our networked world.