Hamish is a student who recently started studying Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of York after spending his gap year working on debates and playing “Braid”. An avid gamer, whose tastes are rarely limited by genre, although he has strong objections to Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games.
Recently completed work on his first, and hopefully crudest, video game: a platform-jumping game about debate. A sincere believer in games as art, but at nineteen years old, a member of The Age Group Most Likely To Stop Buying Video Games And Never Start Again.
A big Ingmar Bergman fan, while interning at the IoI he saw his first review, a formal analysis of his films, published on Culture Wars. He wants video games to achieve the same respect and interest other media have, but he wants them to earn this respect as well.
"The Battle of Ideas goes from strength to strength. The intensity, variety and depth of debate, sustained for an entire weekend, makes for a unique experience charging the intellectual batteries for the rest of the year."
Raymond Tallis, emeritus professor of geriatric medicine, Manchester University