Appearances & Events

Petri Lankoski

Petri Lankoski, D.Arts, is an Associate Professor in Game Studies at the school of at the Södertörn University, Sweden. His research interests include game design research, games and emotions, and games as fictions. Author contact Info: petri.lankoski@sh.se Twitter: @lankoski Facebook: @lankoski Research Gate: @Petri_Lankoski2 https://petrilankoski.wordpress.com/ Books: Lankoski & Björk, Game research methods: An overview Lankoski, Chararacter-driven game design.

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Karen Schrier

Karen Schrier is an Assistant Professor and Director of Games & Emerging Media at Marist College. She also directs the Play Innovation Lab, where she works with students to create and research games/media. Dr. Schrier’s scholarship relates to the intersection of games with education, ethics, empathy, civic engagement, and citizen science. Prior to Marist College, she spent over a decade producing websites, apps, and games at organizations such as Scholastic, Nickelodeon, BrainPOP, and ESI Design. She is the editor of the book series, Learning, Education & Games, published by ETC Press, and co-editor of two books on games and ethics....

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José P. Zagal

Dr. José P. Zagal is a game designer and scholar. He is also an Associate Professor with the University of Utah’s nationally ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering program where he teaches courses on game design and analysis. He has over 10 years of experience teaching game design and development, has supervised multiple award-winning student projects, and many of his former students work at leading game studios worldwide. José’s research explores the development of frameworks for describing, analyzing, and understanding games from a critical perspective to help inform the design of better games. He is also interested in supporting games literacy...

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John Wesner

I am a retied Mechanical Engineer. I have degree from Carnegie (BS and PhD, both ME) and Caltech (MS ME). After serving in the U.S. Army (thanks to ROTC), I worked 31 years for Bell Laboratories, designing/developing telecom products. When I retired, I wanted to share may industry experiences, so I returned to CMU to teach, which I did for 14 years. Author contact Info: wesnerj@asme.org

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John Borland

I write, I edit, I translate. I read, and travel. But mostly I write. As a journalist, I’ve been writing professionally since the mid-1990s, focusing largely on politics, science, technology and popular culture. I started out on staff at California Journal magazine in Sacramento (a now-defunct political monthly and weekly), moved to CMP’s TechWeb, and then for more than seven years worked at CNET’s News.com. Since going freelance, I’ve written for a number of other publications, including Wired News, MIT’s Technology Review, and Scientific American online, among others. At CNET, I won a number of national and regional journalism awards,...

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Gabriela Richard

Gabriela T. Richard is an Assistant Professor of Learning, Design and Technology at Pennsylvania State University in the College of Education. Prior to starting at Penn State, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity at University of Pennsylvania in the Graduate School of Education. She received her doctorate from New York University in the Educational Communication and Technology Program, and her master’s degree in interactive technology from the Interactive Telecommunications Program. Her research speaks to issues important to media designed for formal and informal education. In particular, her research focuses on issues of equity and diversity in learning and...

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Erik Champion

Professor Erik Champion is UNESCO Chair of Cultural Visualisation and Heritage at Curtin University and the theme leader for Visualisation at the Curtin Institute of Computation (http://computation.curtin.edu.au). He researches issues in the area of virtual heritage as well as game design, interactive media, and architectural computing. Prior to joining Curtin University he was Project leader of DIGHUMLAB in Denmark, a consortium of four Danish universities, hosted at Aarhus University. Here he also worked with EU research infrastructures and projects, acting as the “Research and Public Engagement” co-leader for http://dariah.eu/. Author contact Info: erik.champion@curtin.edu.au Twitter: @nzerik https://erikchampion.wordpress.com Books: Benardou, A., Champion,...

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Breanne Litts

Breanne Litts investigates how people learn by and collaborate through making, designing, and producing and develops technologies and learning environments to support these activities. Her scholarly interests combine identity, learning, design, and technology, particularly from a learning sciences perspective. She has conducted extensive research and evaluation in both formal and out-of-school contexts examining how to leverage new technologies, like mobile apps and games, to support learning. As part of this work, Dr. Litts has co-design numerous tools and curricula for K-12 ranging from forgiveness education to computer science. She has explored issues around the maker movement in education, focusing on...

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Brad King

Brad King is the Editorial Director of Carnegie Mellon University's ETC Press and University Libraries, where he works on the CMU Publishing initiative. He earned his Masters in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2000, and a graduate certificate in Human-Computer Interaction from IUPUI in 2013. Before moving into academia, he worked as a reporter, editor, multimedia storyteller, and senior producer for Wired magazine, Wired.com, and MIT’s Technology Review. He’s the co-author of Dungeons & Dreamers: a story of how computer games became a global culture (ETC Press, 2014), which explored the roots of storytelling and community...

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