Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Direct Action Games Panel at the Games For Change 2010 Festival

"What happens when we assign points to real-world civic actions? This controversial panel will explore the realities and theories of extending games into “real” actions like donating, giving voice, and volunteering - we might call them Direct Action Games. Featuring a designer of new game genres, several working games, technical and “spectacle” experts, this panel will challenge us to reconsider the bridge between civic learning and direct action. PANELISTS: Stephen Duncombe, author of Dream: Re-imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy; Alex Eberts, co-founder of Akoha; Tracy Fullerton, Game Designer & Director, USC’s EA Innovation Lab; moderated by Benjamin Stokes, Co-Founder G4C, PhD student, USC Annenberg." -Games For Change Vimeo Channel

Direct Action Games: Games Meet The Real World from Games for Change on Vimeo.

Read the Henry Jenkins article: Akokha-A Direct Action Game? here.

Watch this interview with Jane McGonigal by Games For Change:

Jane McGonigal Interview with Games for Change from Games for Change on Vimeo.

FOLLOW: @henryjenkins @avantgame (Jane McGonigal)

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