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    July 21 9:00am
    Funded by the National Science Foundation, Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers is a two week program that provides a unique opportunity for teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many ot more »
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
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      July 21 5:30am
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      July 21 7:00am
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      July 21 9:00am
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    • Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute
      July 21 9:00am
      Funded by the National Science Foundation, Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers is a two week program that provides a unique opportunity for teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many ot more »
    • Mindfulness Meditation
      July 21 11:00am
      Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Looking for an opportunity to practice self-care? Join us for guided mindfulness meditation. You don't have to be a CAPS client and no registration is needed. Student ID is required. more »
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
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      • Competition Pool
        July 21 5:30am
        lap swim more »
      • Instructional Pool
        July 21 7:00am
        lap swim more »
      • Competition Pool
        July 21 9:00am
        lap swim more »
      • Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute
        July 21 9:00am
        Funded by the National Science Foundation, Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers is a two week program that provides a unique opportunity for teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many ot more »
      • Mindfulness Meditation
        July 21 11:00am
        Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Looking for an opportunity to practice self-care? Join us for guided mindfulness meditation. You don't have to be a CAPS client and no registration is needed. Student ID is required. more »
      Thursday, July 20, 2017
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        • Competition Pool
          July 21 5:30am
          lap swim more »
        • Instructional Pool
          July 21 7:00am
          lap swim more »
        • Competition Pool
          July 21 9:00am
          lap swim more »
        • Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute
          July 21 9:00am
          Funded by the National Science Foundation, Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers is a two week program that provides a unique opportunity for teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many ot more »
        • Mindfulness Meditation
          July 21 11:00am
          Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Looking for an opportunity to practice self-care? Join us for guided mindfulness meditation. You don't have to be a CAPS client and no registration is needed. Student ID is required. more »
        Thursday, July 20, 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
            July 21 5:30am
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          • Instructional Pool
            July 21 7:00am
            lap swim more »
          • Competition Pool
            July 21 9:00am
            lap swim more »
          • Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute
            July 21 9:00am
            Funded by the National Science Foundation, Nanotechnology Experiences for Students and Teachers is a two week program that provides a unique opportunity for teachers to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology at IUPUI.  This cutting-edge field is rapidly becoming an essential part of science, engineering, medicine, and many ot more »
          • Mindfulness Meditation
            July 21 11:00am
            Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Looking for an opportunity to practice self-care? Join us for guided mindfulness meditation. You don't have to be a CAPS client and no registration is needed. Student ID is required. more »
          Thursday, July 20, 2017