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Wednesday, June 11 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mobile History Games: Challenges, Frameworks, and Design Principles

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Mobile History Games: Challenges, Frameworks, and Design Principles
Owen Gottlieb, Jim Mathews, Karen Schrier, Jennifer Sly

This panel covers nearly a decade of work in mobile and location-based history games, and reflects on the key questions, learnings, and challenges in this emergent field. Using location-based mobile technologies to explore historic moments can be powerful: designers and educators can access narratives from the past, in the places that they occurred, and can potentially disrupt those narratives to create new approaches to the past and its significance for the present. As we investigate this “history” of mobile history games, we will consider how mobile history gaming has evolved over the past ten years, its failures and successes, and how we might collectively conceive its future. The panel draws on specific mobile history games: Schrier’s Reliving the Revolution (created at M.I.T. in 2004-5), Mathews’ Dow Day and Up River, Gottlieb’s Jewish Time Jump: New York, and Play the Past at the Minnesota Historical Society (Sly).

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Owen Gottlieb

Faculty, RIT MAGIC Center
Owen Gottlieb, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Interactive Games and Media at RIT. He is the the founder and lead researcher at the Initiative in Religion, Culture, and Policy at the RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity (MAGIC) magic.rit.edu/rcp Jewish... Read More →
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Jim Mathews

Field Day Lab, University of Wisconsin
Jim Mathews is a teacher, researcher, and designer, exploring the intersection of place, design, and civic engagement.

Karen Schrier

Assistant Professor, Marist College
I teach interactive media and game design, and my expertise is in ethics, learning, and games. I am also the director of the Play Innovation Lab at Marist College. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Jennifer Sly

Manager, Minnesota Historical Society
Jennifer Sly leads the new Digital Learning and Assessment group at the Minnesota Historical Society. Other projects she has led are the Play the Past and “Reinventing the Field Trip for the 21st Century” projects.  For the past 15 years, Jennifer has worked at the intersection... Read More →

Wednesday June 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
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