[RE]LEARN 2020 - The Learning Innovation Festival has ended
Monday, November 16 • 20:00 - 21:00
Mini-Game Jam: Create a Game that Repairs the World

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In my introductory talk "Using Games to Repair Our World," on November 9th, I discuss how game jam events can help people create games and also create understandings of each other. Game jams are hands-on game creation events, where people come together (in person or virtually) to make games. In this workshop, we will actually see it in action -- we will participate in a mini-game jam! I will give you a "theme" and we will work together on a game concept. We will do a series of brainstorming and identity exercises to get us thinking about concepts. These will also help to connect us and help contribute to our ability to express ourselves and share with others. We will then start to create a game concept together that meets the needs of the game jam theme! Finally, we will talk about how we would begin to design and implement this game. By participating in this workshop, participants can see first-hand how their students or employees would benefit from a game jam event. Can we use game jams or other game creation activities to help us understand each other better and repair our world? NO technical, gaming, or design experience necessary!

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Kat Schrier

Associate Professor/Director of Games, Marist College
Dr. Kat (Karen) Schrier is an Associate Professor and Director of Games & Emerging Media at Marist College. She also has served as a Belfer Fellow for ADL's Center for Technology & Society, and a game designer consultant for the WHO (World Health Organization). She has published over... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2020 20:00 - 21:00 CET