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Thursday, June 27 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
Games for a New Climate: An International Collaboration in Research and Design

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Is play an effective vehicle for preparing for climate change? Can games be part of long-term strategies for better organizing volunteer-driven organizations? Do academic-driven research methods lead to field-ready tools? Over the last four years, Parsons The New School for Design’s PETLab has collaborated with the American Red Cross and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre to explore these and other questions. Games for a New Climate has produced games with ambitious goals: prepare communities at risk due to changes in the local climate; assist the Red Cross staff in training its volunteers; and help individuals and communities better forecast and plan for potential problems, including the implications of climate change on public health. John Sharp, PETLab’s co-director, will discuss the games the project has produced, the methodologies used for developing the games, and the successes and shortcomings of the project thus far.

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John Sharp

Associate Professor of Games and Learning, Parsons The New School of Design

Thursday June 27, 2013 11:45am - 12:30pm
Room B: Back Bay Grand

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