Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies
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Games and Medicine with Patrick Jagoda

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Thursday, Feb. 2

Alternate Reality Games: An Artist's Talk and Discussion

Speaker: Professor Patrick Jagoda, University of Chicago

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Gates Dell Complex (GDC) in Room 6.302 (2317 Speedway // Austin, Texas 78712)





Friday, Feb. 3

Gaming the Medical Humanities

Speaker: Professor Patrick Jagoda, University of Chicago

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Gates Dell Complex (GDC) in Room 1.304 (2317 Speedway // Austin, Texas 78712)





Alternate Reality Games: An Artist's Talk and Discussion

The first talk, titled "Alternate Reality Games: An Artist's Talk and Discussion," will draw from his experiences directing and creating S.E.E.D. and The Project. S.E.E.D. was an alternate reality game created to guide high school youth through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum and to introduce them to the basics of serious game design. The Project was a Chicago-based alternate reality game done in collaboration with artist Sha Xin Wei and conveyed a single transmedia story through social media, performative role-playing, responsive media environments, and a series of live games. The first talk will occur on Thursday, February 2nd, at 5pm in GDC 1.304.

Gaming the Medical Humanities

Jagoda's second talk, titled "Gaming the Medical Humanities," will cover some of the projects that he currently does in the Game Changer Chicago Design lab. In early 2013, Jagoda, in partnership with Melissa Gilliam, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, established the Lab, bringing on full-time game design staff, graduate and undergraduate student fellows, and high school youth from the south side of Chicago. Together, they create digital stories and games about health and social justice issues. This second talk will occur on Friday, February 3rd, at 5:30pm in GDC 1.304.





Professor Patrick Jagoda

Patrick Jagoda is an Associate Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. He specializes in media studies, twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, and digital game theory and design. Alongside this position, he is the co-founder of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab and serves as a co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal Critical Inquiry. For the rest of the bio, see here

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