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Thursday, June 23 • 9:15am - 9:45am
Keynote - Amplius Ludo, Beyond the Horizon, with Christopher Weaver

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While the universal appeal of games may satisfy our innate desire to play, the powerful dynamics that govern our behavior within them is even more interesting than the play itself. As we broaden our understanding of the subtle mechanisms that govern deep focus and situational learning, how can we apply this knowledge beyond games to other social purpose? Join Christopher Weaver, founder of Bethesda Softworks, who now teaches engineering and computational media at MIT and Wesleyan, as he discusses how games work and why they are such potent tools in areas as disparate as military simulation, childhood education, and medicine.

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Christopher Weaver

Founder and former CEO, Bethesda Softworks
Christopher Weaver, Research Scientist, MIT Comparative Media Studies, Visiting Scientist, MIT Microphotonics Center and Director of Interactive Simulation for the MIT AIM Photonics Academy. Christopher received his SM from MIT and was the initial Daltry Scholar at Wesleyan University... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am EDT
Tishman Auditorium