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Thursday, June 13 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Breakfast and Keynote (Mary Flanagan)

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Playfully Changing Stereotypes and Biases
Mary Flanagan, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College, will discuss emerging trends in psychology and games, focusing specifically on social biases.  The session will focus on the increasingly important role games are playing in social change efforts and the specific attitudes that can be changed through games through specific design strategies. Games are complex systems that affect attitudes and behaviors in subtle ways. This talk will provide background in psychological issues that impact learning, and furthers our understanding of the role that games might have in the future of learning. 

Dr. Flanagan will be introduced by Dean Julie Underwood, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


Mary Flanagan

Mary Flanagan is an award winning game designer and author of Critical Play: Radical Game Design (2009, MIT Press). Flanagan pushes the boundaries of medium and genre across writing, visual arts, and design to innovate in these fields with her 'critical play'-centered approach. She researches and creates games at Tiltfactor, the theory/practice laboratory she founded in 2003 directed at social change play. Tiltfactor... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Great Hall

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