November 12, 2011: Chicago Humanities Festival. I’ll be presenting on a panel about “Serious Play” with Susana Ruiz and Jane M. Saks. While I’m in Chicago, I’ll also be stopping by the University of Chicago’s Interactive Media Workshop to talk about works in progress at the Game Innovation Lab.
October 6-9, 2011: Indiecade, Culver City. I’ll be presenting a discussion of Halcyon as part of the “Well Played” sessions. Also, our card game Application Crunch is a finalist in the festival! And the Reality Ends Here crew will also be doing a hands-on demo experience of the game and the USC Interactive Media Division will be sponsoring the Night Games!
October 2, 2011: Grantmakers for Education, Los Angeles. I’ll be presenting on a panel about “Assessment 2.0: Using Technology to Create Authentic Assessments of Student Learning In- and Out-of-School.” A team of graduate students and colleagues from the Game Innovation Lab will also be demoing Participation Nation.
July 18, 2011: Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Seattle. I’ll be presenting with Seth Cooper and Kurt Squire on a panel chaired by Donald Brinkman about Reinventing Education. My talk is somewhat cheekily titled “Assessment? #%&! Why Traditional Assessment Takes the Fun out of Game Design.”
June 21, 2011: Games for Change, New York. I’ll be moderating a panel on “Games and Cultural Spaces” with Ruth Cohen, Elaine Charnov, Jason Eppink and Syed Salahuddin.
April 15, 2011: Inventing the Future of Games, Santa Cruz. I’ll be speaking on a panel called “Games meet Cinema” with Arnav Jhala and Jordan Mechner. My talk will be on “Granularity, a Consideration of the Textures of Games and Cinema.”
February 28 – March 4, 2011: Game Developers Conference, San Francisco. I’ll be participating on two panels at this year’s conference. The first will be “Building and Growing a Game Lab” with Celia Pearce, Mary Flanagan, Clara Fernandez and Michael Mateas. The second will be “Collaboration Across Disciplines” with Colleen Macklin, Mathew Weise, Michael Sweet and Eric Zimmerman.
January 15 – June 12, 2011: Museum of the Moving Image, New York. The Night Journey project, a collaboration with Bill Viola, will premiere at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York this weekend as part of the re-opening exhibit. The exhibit will be available through mid-June.