The Future of Interactive Technology for Peace

The Future of Interactive Technology for Peace

The VAP team, led by Dr. Mary Flanagan, will be heading to Pittsburg tomorrow night to rock the Future of Interactive Technology for Peace conference. Our team will be facilitating a Grow A Game workshop and a discussion about how and activists and media makers can use games as an expressive medium, and why they’d want to. Workshop members will also get the chance to experience how empowering and fun the game design process can be by playing with Grow A Game cards. Participants will learn how they can use critical play to develop innovative solutions.

We have pictures from our workshop at the Grassroots Media Conference here.

The Future of Interactive Technology for Peace

April 2-3, 2008
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University Center

The Future of Interactive Technology for Peace Conference (April 2&3, 2008) is a day and one-half day national conference providing a forum for discussing the impact and the potential that interactive technology holds for peace and peacemaking. Using the highly successful game “PeaceMaker” [http://impactgames.com] as a jumping-off point, the key aim of the conference is to explore new directions in the application of interactive technology for conflict resolution, diplomacy, and international affairs.

The conference is hosted by The Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Conference speakers and workshop presenters are leaders and researchers from academia, technology and the entertainment industry. Conference attendees to the conference will be a mix of professionals and students, interested in exploring new directions in the application of interactive technology for conflict resolution, diplomacy, and international affairs. The conference will encompass the ETC and the main Carnegie Mellon campus.

Logistics & Information
Registration for the conference is required. The conference will take place from approximately 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 3, 2008. This event will be held at the University Center located on the campus of Carnegie Mellon. A reception the evening of Wednesday, April 2, 2008 will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Entertainment Technology Center, located at 700 Technology Drive.

Please contact the conference organizer, Anne Humphreys at ah34@andrew.cmu.edu for information or questions.

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