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Thursday, June 28 • 4:45pm - 5:05pm
The Case of Climate Change: 15 Years of Ecogames

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Climate change is one of the most pressing socio-political issues of our time. On the basis of examples of so-called ecogames, the possibilities and limitations of games and play to make people become ecological citizens will be discussed. This talk acknowledges the necessity for a broad and diverse understanding of types of impact–on an individual, community and societal level-in order to come to grips with the complexity of this issue. Based upon a study of the history of Games for Change, different opinions on and models for game-based ecological impact-such as stand alone, portfolio, transmedia, evidence-based-will be discussed.

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Joost Raessens

Full Professor and Chair of Media Theory, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Joost Raessens is chair and full Professor of Media Theory at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and scientific director of the Utrecht Center for Game Research (gameresearch.nl). In 2017-2018 he is a visiting scholar at NYU-CUNY. His research focuses on games for change in relation... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2018 4:45pm - 5:05pm EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium