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DSI Faculty Asi Burak Offers Games For Social Good Webinar – tomorrow, August 20th

Tomorrow, August 20, Asi Burak will speak on video games and social good in an hour-long webinar. The first half will be dedicated to the talk and the second half to a Q&A session. Burak promotes games for social good through his annual Games for Change Festival.

A Weekend of Games for Impact Led by the Masters

The weekend was a great mix of DSI students, designers, gamers, coders and actors working together to create engaging, playable and fun social games. Everyone was eager to collaborate and teams were formed around shared interests. The weekend began with introductions into the Games for Change movement powered by Asi Burak. Participants then dispersed to…

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Games for Social Impact are the play of the future, and DSI designers are there.

In Asi Burak and Naomi Clark’s Games for Impact class, DSI students are tackling social problems with the help of games. The class is inspired by the growing field of social impact game design, which addresses any number of social problems – from gender discrimination to electoral awareness to health disparities – with games. Over the course of the semester, students learn to analyze social problems at a systems level, to develop tactics to visualize those systems, and to create appealing ways for people to interact with them. A game’s got to be played, after all.

Games For Change Uses Video Games For Social Projects

DSI Faculty Member Asi Burak was featured in The New York Times about the Games for Change Festival. Read the article originally posted in the NY Times on April 22, 2014.

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