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Tuesday, June 10 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
AM4: The Ethers Series: Learning Physics as Play and as Game Design

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The Ethers Series: Learning Physics as Play and as Game Design
Kevin Miklasz, Maggie Jaris

We invite you to fall into the beautiful world of fluids, fly through space in zero gravity, and allow the laws of physics to become the rules of gameplay.  Based upon the first two games in Iridescent’s Ethers game series, this workshop will explore the potential of games to help players develop critical life skills--problem solving, critical thinking, persistence in the face of failure--while also teaching abstract physics concepts. Workshop participants will experience through gameplay how intuitive understanding of complex concepts can emerge through gameplay. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop or mobile device, and download Ethers games (free) at Iridescentlearning.org or in the app store prior to the session.

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Kevin Miklasz

Director of Digital Learning, Iridescent
The science research interests of Kevin Miklasz are using physics and engineering to understand why organisms look the way they do. His PhD dissertation is on how size and shape effect the physics of small algae. He currently works for Iridescent as Director of Digital Learning and works on more projects than he can list on both hands. He plays and designs games, and also design a few myself. He thinks and reads about the future of... Read More →


Tuesday June 10, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Inn Wisconsin (East)

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