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    March 27 8:00am
    Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
  • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
    March 27 11:00am
    Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
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    • CLOSED
      March 26 12:00am
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      March 27 5:30am
      lap swim more »
    • 2017 IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Department Breakfast and Event
      March 27 8:00am
      Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
    • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
      March 27 11:00am
      Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
    • Competition Pool
      March 27 11:30am
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    Sunday, March 26, 2017
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      • CLOSED
        March 26 12:00am
        The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
      • Competition Pool
        March 27 5:30am
        lap swim more »
      • 2017 IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Department Breakfast and Event
        March 27 8:00am
        Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
      • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
        March 27 11:00am
        Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
      • Competition Pool
        March 27 11:30am
        lap swim more »
      Sunday, March 26, 2017
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        • CLOSED
          March 26 12:00am
          The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
        • Competition Pool
          March 27 5:30am
          lap swim more »
        • 2017 IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Department Breakfast and Event
          March 27 8:00am
          Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
        • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
          March 27 11:00am
          Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
        • Competition Pool
          March 27 11:30am
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        Sunday, March 26, 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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          • CLOSED
            March 26 12:00am
            The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
          • Competition Pool
            March 27 5:30am
            lap swim more »
          • 2017 IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Department Breakfast and Event
            March 27 8:00am
            Marion County Health Department Event Alumni who work with the Marion County Health Department are welcome to join Fairbanks School of Public Health Founding Dean Paul Halverson, Dr. Virginia Caine, and members of the alumni association board of directors for an alumni networking breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast with colleagues wh more »
          • English Week: Writing about Family and Other Adventures in Memoir Writing
            March 27 11:00am
            Robert Rebein, Matt Daugherty, and JJ Gramlich Writers of memoir often draw their inspiration—and their characters—from the people who populate the inner-most world of childhood: parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles. These are the people we know best, often the people whose actions, good and bad, have impacted us the more »
          • Competition Pool
            March 27 11:30am
            lap swim more »
          Sunday, March 26, 2017