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Presentation - Because Play Matters: A Journey Into Transformative Games and Meaningful Gamification

During the 2011-2012 academic year, Dr. Scott Nicholson, iSchool faculty, was a visiting professor in Comparative Media Studies MIT.  He worked with two game labs and lived in the undergraduate dorms to expand his knowledge of game creation, game studies, and the creation of playful spaces.

Join Dr. Nicholson on September 14, 2-3pm, in Hinds 347 for a light-hearted presentation about his sabbatical experiences and his journey from a focus on board games and libraries to his new areas of focus on transformative games and play in informal learning environments and meaningful gamification.

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The talk is now online, and you can watch it below:



Later that day, at 5:30pm in the same room, Dr. Nicholson will be convening the first meeting of the Game Designers’ Guild, which is a group for students, faculty, and members of the community interested in creating games of all types.  More information about the Game Designers' Guild is at

Both events are open to the public (visitor parking information).

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