• Competition Pool
    January 16 5:30am
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
    January 16 8:00am
    On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
  • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
    January 16 10:00am
    In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
  • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
    January 16 10:00am
    A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
  • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
    January 16 10:00am
    In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
Monday, January 16, 2017
    IU Calendar




    • Competition Pool
      January 16 5:30am
      Lap Swim more »
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
      January 16 8:00am
      On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
    • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
      January 16 10:00am
      In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
    • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
      January 16 10:00am
      A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
    • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
      January 16 10:00am
      In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
    Monday, January 16, 2017
      IU Calendar




      • Competition Pool
        January 16 5:30am
        Lap Swim more »
      • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
        January 16 8:00am
        On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
      • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
        January 16 10:00am
        In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
      • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
        January 16 10:00am
        A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
      • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
        January 16 10:00am
        In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
      Monday, January 16, 2017
        IU Calendar




        • Competition Pool
          January 16 5:30am
          Lap Swim more »
        • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
          January 16 8:00am
          On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
        • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
          January 16 10:00am
          In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
        • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
          January 16 10:00am
          A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
        • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
          January 16 10:00am
          In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
        Monday, January 16, 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
            January 16 5:30am
            Lap Swim more »
          • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
            January 16 8:00am
            On January 16, 2017, IUPUI will host its 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. You can be a part of this IUPUI tradition! Hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and community members volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service and social justice. more »
          • Hans Op de Beeck | Staging Silence (2)
            January 16 10:00am
            In Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck's film, the real and the imaginary fuse as anonymous hands assemble miniature dioramas of timeless, dreamlike settings. more »
          • Tom Sachs | Radiant City: Paintings 2000-2016
            January 16 10:00am
            A major survey exhibition of Tom Sachs’ paintings showcasing the artist’s ongoing interest in combining mass-produced pop cultural icons with a hand made aesthetic. This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Julie and David Eskenazi. more »
          • Craig McDaniel + Jean Robertson | Close Reading
            January 16 10:00am
            In Close Reading, Herron faculty members Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel explore the relationship of visual and verbal modes of communicating and expressing meaning. more »
          Monday, January 16, 2017