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Season 2010 Episode 0503

Games for Change: Producing Transformational Video Games

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Games for Change: Producing Transformational Video Games
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Games for Change, or G4C, is a movement and community of practice dedicated to using video games for social change. The movement -- spurred by the growth in "serious games" and intelligent conflict resolution games -- is now a full-fledged subgenre that has backing from the United Nations and other international bodies. Games for Change is also the name of a nonprofit organization that provides support and resources to individuals and organizations that use digital games for social change.This event features leaders of the Games for Change movement, who demonstrate their work and discuss how G4C producers can join the growing community of developers of progressive video games.Panelists include:Asi Burak, executive producer of Games for ChangeEric Zimmerman, founder of GameLabTerrence Masson, professor at Northeastern University and New England representative of PGA New Media Council EastThe panel is moderated by Chris Pfaff, chapter chairman of PGA New Media Council East.Co-sponsored by the Producers Guild of America and the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School.moreless
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