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    February 27 12:00am
    ANNOUNCING THE NEXT AEI COURSE FOR INTERNATIONAL FACULTY, POSTDOCS, FELLOWS, RESIDENTS, MEDICAL STUDENTS AND NURSES:   A personalized program to enhance communication skills through accent modification March 22– May 31, 2017   The mission of AEI is to help international medical professionals empower themse more »
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    February 27 5:30am
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    February 27 10:00am
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  • Sarah Marriage | Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture
    February 27 5:30pm
    Sarah Marriage is a Baltimore-based maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. In 2016, she founded A Workshop of Our Own: a collaborative woodshop for women-identifying furniture makers. Sarah is a member of the board of trustees of The Furniture Society and co-founder and co-editor of Works & Days Quarterly, an online quarterly of a more »
Monday, February 27, 2017
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    • Limited 50m lanes available
      February 27 12:00am
      lap swim more »
    • American English for International Professionals - Deadline May 31st!
      February 27 12:00am
      ANNOUNCING THE NEXT AEI COURSE FOR INTERNATIONAL FACULTY, POSTDOCS, FELLOWS, RESIDENTS, MEDICAL STUDENTS AND NURSES:   A personalized program to enhance communication skills through accent modification March 22– May 31, 2017   The mission of AEI is to help international medical professionals empower themse more »
    • Competition Pool
      February 27 5:30am
      lap swim more »
    • Freya Powell | Omniscience and Oblivion
      February 27 10:00am
      For this sound installation, New York-based artist Freya Powell created an audio archive where participants were invited to anonymously share one memory they would like to keep forever and one they would like to let go. more »
    • Sarah Marriage | Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture
      February 27 5:30pm
      Sarah Marriage is a Baltimore-based maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. In 2016, she founded A Workshop of Our Own: a collaborative woodshop for women-identifying furniture makers. Sarah is a member of the board of trustees of The Furniture Society and co-founder and co-editor of Works & Days Quarterly, an online quarterly of a more »
    Monday, February 27, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Limited 50m lanes available
        February 27 12:00am
        lap swim more »
      • American English for International Professionals - Deadline May 31st!
        February 27 12:00am
        ANNOUNCING THE NEXT AEI COURSE FOR INTERNATIONAL FACULTY, POSTDOCS, FELLOWS, RESIDENTS, MEDICAL STUDENTS AND NURSES:   A personalized program to enhance communication skills through accent modification March 22– May 31, 2017   The mission of AEI is to help international medical professionals empower themse more »
      • Competition Pool
        February 27 5:30am
        lap swim more »
      • Freya Powell | Omniscience and Oblivion
        February 27 10:00am
        For this sound installation, New York-based artist Freya Powell created an audio archive where participants were invited to anonymously share one memory they would like to keep forever and one they would like to let go. more »
      • Sarah Marriage | Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture
        February 27 5:30pm
        Sarah Marriage is a Baltimore-based maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. In 2016, she founded A Workshop of Our Own: a collaborative woodshop for women-identifying furniture makers. Sarah is a member of the board of trustees of The Furniture Society and co-founder and co-editor of Works & Days Quarterly, an online quarterly of a more »
      Monday, February 27, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Limited 50m lanes available
          February 27 12:00am
          lap swim more »
        • American English for International Professionals - Deadline May 31st!
          February 27 12:00am
          ANNOUNCING THE NEXT AEI COURSE FOR INTERNATIONAL FACULTY, POSTDOCS, FELLOWS, RESIDENTS, MEDICAL STUDENTS AND NURSES:   A personalized program to enhance communication skills through accent modification March 22– May 31, 2017   The mission of AEI is to help international medical professionals empower themse more »
        • Competition Pool
          February 27 5:30am
          lap swim more »
        • Freya Powell | Omniscience and Oblivion
          February 27 10:00am
          For this sound installation, New York-based artist Freya Powell created an audio archive where participants were invited to anonymously share one memory they would like to keep forever and one they would like to let go. more »
        • Sarah Marriage | Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture
          February 27 5:30pm
          Sarah Marriage is a Baltimore-based maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. In 2016, she founded A Workshop of Our Own: a collaborative woodshop for women-identifying furniture makers. Sarah is a member of the board of trustees of The Furniture Society and co-founder and co-editor of Works & Days Quarterly, an online quarterly of a more »
        Monday, February 27, 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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          • Limited 50m lanes available
            February 27 12:00am
            lap swim more »
          • American English for International Professionals - Deadline May 31st!
            February 27 12:00am
            ANNOUNCING THE NEXT AEI COURSE FOR INTERNATIONAL FACULTY, POSTDOCS, FELLOWS, RESIDENTS, MEDICAL STUDENTS AND NURSES:   A personalized program to enhance communication skills through accent modification March 22– May 31, 2017   The mission of AEI is to help international medical professionals empower themse more »
          • Competition Pool
            February 27 5:30am
            lap swim more »
          • Freya Powell | Omniscience and Oblivion
            February 27 10:00am
            For this sound installation, New York-based artist Freya Powell created an audio archive where participants were invited to anonymously share one memory they would like to keep forever and one they would like to let go. more »
          • Sarah Marriage | Phillip Tennant Furniture Artisan Lecture
            February 27 5:30pm
            Sarah Marriage is a Baltimore-based maker of fine furniture and other wooden objects. In 2016, she founded A Workshop of Our Own: a collaborative woodshop for women-identifying furniture makers. Sarah is a member of the board of trustees of The Furniture Society and co-founder and co-editor of Works & Days Quarterly, an online quarterly of a more »
          Monday, February 27, 2017