Videogames and the real world

eLearning Breakfast

In a very short time, videogames have become both a cultural and economic powerhouse, but the defining feature of their emergence isn’t necessarily that more people are engaged in their creation & consumption, it is that more people than at any other point in our history are thinking seriously about play. Drawing from his experience as a writer, designer, and teacher on projects ranging from locative storytelling to AAA console blockbusters, Paul Callaghan will explore and highlight some of the ways to engage with videogames and play, as well as highlighting some of the challenges and issues found in the rush to adopt game mechanics into the real world.