Andrew Y. Ames is a new media artist, designer and collaborator that plays and plays with games. Games, his work shows, are cultural artifacts that not only entertain and instruct, but epitomize the cultures that created them. His modifications bend the rules and reinvent board, video, and card games in unexpected ways that invite critical reflection on consumerism, politics, technology, and media. Andrew graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (MFA in Digital+Media), the University of Denver (BFA in Electronic Media Arts and Design) and Red Rocks Community College (AA in Multimedia Design Technology and Animation). He worked with Miguel Tarango to help create Denver’s first digital gallery, Potential Cloud Formations. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has most recently been included in "Learn to Play", Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University.