Changing Behavior with Games
Learn about historical and contemporary practices, the work coming out of the studio Lindsay directs, and the $350,000 / 3-year research in news and games the AU Game Lab produced.
Professor Lindsay Grace will also talk about Cuba’s first independent game maker who won celebrity status in 2017 simply for being the first. What does it look like to produce games without the benefit of the Internet or a peer group of designers, developers and artists? The presentation includes an overview of the trials, tribulations, and joys of teaching a workshop on games and storytelling at Cuba’s most respected film school, the EICTV in November of 2017.
About the Speaker:
Lindsay Grace is an associate professor at American University and founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio. He is the Fall 2017 Visiting Knight Chair at the University of Miami. His work has received awards and recognition from the Games for Change Festival, the Digital Diversity Network, the Association of Computing Machinery’s digital arts community, Black Enterprise and others. He has published more than 50 papers, articles and book chapters on games since 2009. His creative work has been selected for showcase internationally including New York, Paris, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Chicago, Vancouver, Istanbul, and others. He has given talks at the Game Developers Conference, SXSW, Games for Change Festival, the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, and many other industry events.
DATE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
LOCATION: 1233 20th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
FEE: FREE for WIFV Members | $10 General Public