Interactive Media & Games Spring 2015

Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, videogames play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. This Theme brings together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future.

Watch ALL the presentations from Spring Quarter 2015.

4/3/2015; Nick Yee, Ph.D. & Nicolas Ducheneaut, Ph.D.: Bridging Analytics and Game Design: Lessons from the Trenches. Co-Founders of Essention’s Behavior Analytics Practice.

4/10/2015; Parvati Dev, Ph.D.: Interactive Media for Healthcare Professionals. President and CEO of Innovation in Learning Inc.

4/17/2015; Maria Cipollone: The Problem with Video Games and Learning [Environments]. User Experience Design Researcher at Zynga.

4/24/2015; Anh-Hoa Truong: Using Virtual Reality as a Compelling Media for Science Communication. Science, Tech and Ecology Journalist, John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.

5/1/2015; Martha Russell, Ph.D.: Networking the Future of Games. Executive Director, mediaX & Sr. Researcher, H-STAR.

5/8/2015; Byron Reeves, Ph.D.: Using Games to Change Behavior at Work. Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communication, Stanford University.

5/15/2015; Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Ph.D.: Computational Media: Research Toward the Future of Games. Associate Professor UC Santa Cruz, Computational Media.

5/22/2015 Kristian Kiili, Ph.D.: Mapping Learning to Game Mechanics and Beyond. Sr. Research Fellow, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

5/29/2015; Raiford Guins: Behind The Bezel: Coin-Op Arcade Video Game Cabinets as Design History. Associate Professor, Culture and Technology, Stony Brook University.

6/5/2015; Rhiju Das, Ph.D.: EteRNA: A Videogame and a Massive Open Lab. Assistant Professor; Biochemistry & Physics Departments, Stanford University.

See the presentations from Winter Quarter 2015 HERE.

Also Supported By:
Bio-X, Thwacke and Bio-X Games