Donor Recognition

Donors to the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection:

  • Shirley Alexiou
  • Michael Cutrone
  • Robert Harvey, Chair and Professor, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University
  • William B. Higinbotham
  • Robert Huneke
  • Peter Lambro
  • Sarina La Torre
  • Mike Mize
  • Mary Moran-Luba, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University
  • Devon Perry
  • David Razler
  • Charlene Schneider
  • Susan Tango
  • Hélène Volat, Librarian and Head of Reference Services and Central Reading Room, Stony Brook University Libraries
  • Chris Weyant, Associate Teaching Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University; Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Stony Brook University

William A. Higinbotham

William HiginbothamAfter reading an instruction manual that accompanied a Donner Scientific Company analog computer, William Alfred Higinbotham was inspired to design Tennis for Two, the first computer game to utilize handheld controllers and to display motion. It was also the first game to be played by general public, in this instance, attendees of “visitors day” at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in 1958. Learn More »

tennis for two