“This is not a game:” Jane McGonigal visits Brown at Stanford

Game developer Jane McGonigal joined Brown Institute Stanford Director Maneesh Agrawala on May 23 for a conversation about critical topics in game theory and culture entitled “This is Not a Game.” The two discussed how new forms of media – online gaming and augmented realities – influence our personal wellness, political views and collective behaviors. The discussion capped a day-long symposium during which McGonigal joined UC Berkley Professor Greg Niemeyer (visiting this year at Brown) and Antero Garcia for a discussion of talks in conjunction with the release of a new book: Alternate Reality Games and the Cusp of Digital Gamplay.