• Competition Pool
    December 05 5:30am
    Lap swim in the competition pool more »
  • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
    December 05 9:00am
    This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
  • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
    December 05 10:00am
    A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
  • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
    December 05 10:00am
    The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
  • Competition Pool
    December 05 5:00pm
    Lap swim is available in the competition pool more »
Monday, December 5, 2016
    IU Calendar




    • Competition Pool
      December 05 5:30am
      Lap swim in the competition pool more »
    • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
      December 05 9:00am
      This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
    • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
      December 05 10:00am
      A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
    • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
      December 05 10:00am
      The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
    • Competition Pool
      December 05 5:00pm
      Lap swim is available in the competition pool more »
    Monday, December 5, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        December 05 5:30am
        Lap swim in the competition pool more »
      • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
        December 05 9:00am
        This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
      • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
        December 05 10:00am
        A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
      • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
        December 05 10:00am
        The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
      • Competition Pool
        December 05 5:00pm
        Lap swim is available in the competition pool more »
      Monday, December 5, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          December 05 5:30am
          Lap swim in the competition pool more »
        • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
          December 05 9:00am
          This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
        • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
          December 05 10:00am
          A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
        • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
          December 05 10:00am
          The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
        • Competition Pool
          December 05 5:00pm
          Lap swim is available in the competition pool more »
        Monday, December 5, 2016

          About This Event

          Summary

          Edward Castronova, PhD, Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University

          Abstract

          Universities and other organizations are in the midst of a great wave of transformation as a result of digital technologies. As a result, some previously marginalized cultural practices are coming to the fore. Nerds are now cool. So are gamers. The explosion of video game playing that began in the 1990s has now spawned a broad “gamification” movement. The thought is, with digital games being so entertaining for young people, perhaps games are the very best way to move old practices into the digital age. If a college class seems boring and behind the times, gamify it! If a corporate office seems tired and dusty, gamify it! If a political message falls on deaf ears, gamify it! The actual content of gamification varies, but typically involves some sort of networked interaction along with virtual rewards (“badges”). In this talk, I take a jaundiced view. But I also suggest that there really is something to be gained from game literacy. It is an important and growing cultural form. Gamification is hype, but games are not.

          About Edward Castronova

          Edward Castronova wonders why vanilla ice cream is even produced in a world that knows chocolate. He is a Professor of Telecommunications at Indiana University and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Castronova specializes in the study of games, technology, and society. Notable works include Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games (Chicago, 2005), Exodus to the Virtual World (Palgrave), Virtual Economies: Analysis and Design (with Vili Lehdonvirta, MIT, in press), and Wildcat Currency: The Virtual Transformation of the Economy (Yale, in press). Castronova was born as Edward Bird in 1962, converted to Roman Catholicism in 1995, and took his wife's name on marrying in 2000. He has two sons, two god-children and a beagle named Tilly. Castronova thinks God is a game designer: Get to Heaven for the win.

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          • Competition Pool
            December 05 5:30am
            Lap swim in the competition pool more »
          • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response
            December 05 9:00am
            This workshop lasts 5 days. Overview: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual more »
          • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
            December 05 10:00am
            A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
          • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
            December 05 10:00am
            The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
          • Competition Pool
            December 05 5:00pm
            Lap swim is available in the competition pool more »
          Monday, December 5, 2016