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    April 25 5:30am
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  • Kindness Week: Conversation Hour: Chai Time with International Students
    April 25 1:00pm
    Introducing. . .Chai Time with International Students! Join us for a conversation hour about the role of international writing consultants in the Writing Center, faciliated by some of our international consultants, in CA 427. Arabic Chai, Arabic coffee, cookies, German cookies will be provided. Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI U more »
  • Kindness Week: "Broken Places" reading by Kelin Hull
    April 25 5:00pm
    Join us in CA 427 for a reading of "Broken Places," a narrative piece by UWC consultant and beacon of kindness Kelin Hull! Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI University Writing Center. more »
  • IU Baseball vs. Ball State at Victory Field
    April 25 7:00pm
    Help us cheer on the Hoosiers as the IU baseball team takes on Ball State at Victory Field on April 25. The Central Indiana Chapter is offering reserved tickets in a special section right behind the IU dugout. Tickets are $5 for IUAA members and $10 for nonmembers. All kids’ tickets are $5. The game starts at 7 pm. All are welcome to a more »
  • IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology - Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble
    April 25 7:30pm
    Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble more »
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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    • Competition Pool
      April 25 5:30am
      Lap Swim more »
    • Kindness Week: Conversation Hour: Chai Time with International Students
      April 25 1:00pm
      Introducing. . .Chai Time with International Students! Join us for a conversation hour about the role of international writing consultants in the Writing Center, faciliated by some of our international consultants, in CA 427. Arabic Chai, Arabic coffee, cookies, German cookies will be provided. Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI U more »
    • Kindness Week: "Broken Places" reading by Kelin Hull
      April 25 5:00pm
      Join us in CA 427 for a reading of "Broken Places," a narrative piece by UWC consultant and beacon of kindness Kelin Hull! Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI University Writing Center. more »
    • IU Baseball vs. Ball State at Victory Field
      April 25 7:00pm
      Help us cheer on the Hoosiers as the IU baseball team takes on Ball State at Victory Field on April 25. The Central Indiana Chapter is offering reserved tickets in a special section right behind the IU dugout. Tickets are $5 for IUAA members and $10 for nonmembers. All kids’ tickets are $5. The game starts at 7 pm. All are welcome to a more »
    • IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology - Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble
      April 25 7:30pm
      Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble more »
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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      • Competition Pool
        April 25 5:30am
        Lap Swim more »
      • Kindness Week: Conversation Hour: Chai Time with International Students
        April 25 1:00pm
        Introducing. . .Chai Time with International Students! Join us for a conversation hour about the role of international writing consultants in the Writing Center, faciliated by some of our international consultants, in CA 427. Arabic Chai, Arabic coffee, cookies, German cookies will be provided. Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI U more »
      • Kindness Week: "Broken Places" reading by Kelin Hull
        April 25 5:00pm
        Join us in CA 427 for a reading of "Broken Places," a narrative piece by UWC consultant and beacon of kindness Kelin Hull! Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI University Writing Center. more »
      • IU Baseball vs. Ball State at Victory Field
        April 25 7:00pm
        Help us cheer on the Hoosiers as the IU baseball team takes on Ball State at Victory Field on April 25. The Central Indiana Chapter is offering reserved tickets in a special section right behind the IU dugout. Tickets are $5 for IUAA members and $10 for nonmembers. All kids’ tickets are $5. The game starts at 7 pm. All are welcome to a more »
      • IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology - Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble
        April 25 7:30pm
        Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble more »
      Tuesday, April 25, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          April 25 5:30am
          Lap Swim more »
        • Kindness Week: Conversation Hour: Chai Time with International Students
          April 25 1:00pm
          Introducing. . .Chai Time with International Students! Join us for a conversation hour about the role of international writing consultants in the Writing Center, faciliated by some of our international consultants, in CA 427. Arabic Chai, Arabic coffee, cookies, German cookies will be provided. Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI U more »
        • Kindness Week: "Broken Places" reading by Kelin Hull
          April 25 5:00pm
          Join us in CA 427 for a reading of "Broken Places," a narrative piece by UWC consultant and beacon of kindness Kelin Hull! Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI University Writing Center. more »
        • IU Baseball vs. Ball State at Victory Field
          April 25 7:00pm
          Help us cheer on the Hoosiers as the IU baseball team takes on Ball State at Victory Field on April 25. The Central Indiana Chapter is offering reserved tickets in a special section right behind the IU dugout. Tickets are $5 for IUAA members and $10 for nonmembers. All kids’ tickets are $5. The game starts at 7 pm. All are welcome to a more »
        • IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology - Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble
          April 25 7:30pm
          Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble more »
        Tuesday, April 25, 2017

          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
            April 25 5:30am
            Lap Swim more »
          • Kindness Week: Conversation Hour: Chai Time with International Students
            April 25 1:00pm
            Introducing. . .Chai Time with International Students! Join us for a conversation hour about the role of international writing consultants in the Writing Center, faciliated by some of our international consultants, in CA 427. Arabic Chai, Arabic coffee, cookies, German cookies will be provided. Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI U more »
          • Kindness Week: "Broken Places" reading by Kelin Hull
            April 25 5:00pm
            Join us in CA 427 for a reading of "Broken Places," a narrative piece by UWC consultant and beacon of kindness Kelin Hull! Kindness Week is brought to you by the IUPUI University Writing Center. more »
          • IU Baseball vs. Ball State at Victory Field
            April 25 7:00pm
            Help us cheer on the Hoosiers as the IU baseball team takes on Ball State at Victory Field on April 25. The Central Indiana Chapter is offering reserved tickets in a special section right behind the IU dugout. Tickets are $5 for IUAA members and $10 for nonmembers. All kids’ tickets are $5. The game starts at 7 pm. All are welcome to a more »
          • IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology - Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble
            April 25 7:30pm
            Jazz Combo/Electric Guitar Ensemble more »
          Tuesday, April 25, 2017