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CONSORTIA NIGHT: PROTOTYPING PLAY

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petLab2small.previewCONSORTIA NIGHT: PROTOTYPING PLAY

PETLab presented by COLLEEN MACKLIN and the PETLab Research Team

WHEN: NOV. 05, 2008 (Wednesday)
TIME: 6:30pm
PLACE: CDT Lab

PETLab (Prototyping, Evaluation, Teaching and Learning Lab) emphasizing on prototyping – is the first public-interest game design and research laboratory for interactive media. PETLab develops new games, simulations, and play experiences which encourage experimental learning and investigation into social and global issues.

By prototyping ideas and issues with a wide range of collaborators, PETLab develops games and playful systems that encourage creative approaches to, and deeper, dynamic understandings of, the complex issues society faces today, such as: climate change, wealth and resource distribution, and media literacy. PETLab prototypes will encourage skills such as design-thinking, civic engagement, collaboration, learning, and communication. Through the spirit of play and the principles of games, players – people – learn more about the possibilities and potentials of themselves and others.

PETLab is currently funded by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the non-profit organization Games for Change.

Join the Consortia Night Mixer and check out PETLab on Wednesday, November 5.

Consortia Night is a chance to mix and mingle with students, faculty and like-minded practitioners, who are interested in sharing research, resources and have an informal discussion around areas of media design and current technology practices.

For more info: petlab.parsons.edu

Colleen Macklin is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Design and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design and Director of PETLab (Prototyping Evaluation, Teaching and Learning lab).

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