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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

Assistant Professor, Interactive Games and Media, RIT
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 Time Jump: NY his mobile augmented reality history game (developed at ConverJent (www.converjent.org) was nominated for Most Innovative Game by the Games for Change... Read More →

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!

Jen Sly

Manager of Digital Learning & Assessment, 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 of technology and education in informal learning environments.  Jennifer has a B.A. from St. Olaf College in Math and Music and an M.P.A. from the... Read More →

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