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Apr
01

Making PIE for the People: National Geographic's Origins, Ubisoft's Far Cry Primal, and The Anatolian Trail

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Jepson Hall, 118
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Andrew Miles Byrd, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky, will present “Making PIE for the People: National Geographic's Origins, Ubisoft's Far Cry Primal, and The Anatolian Trail.” In addition to his important contributions in Historical and Indo-European Linguistics, Professor Byrd designed the languages for the video game Far Cry Primal, a first-person shooter set in the early Mesolithic. He is currently leading a team to design a game in which players will battle the monsters of Indo-European (IE) folklore, win the favor of the gods of the IE pantheon, and converse with native IE speakers. Sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies.