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Guest Lecture: MSU’s CREATE Science Seminar Series



I will be speaking at MSU’s CREATE Science Seminar Series on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm in 252 Erickson Hall on Michigan State University’s campus. I’ll be speaking about the evolution of some of my current work on science crowdsourcing games and games as “careful” systems for making sense of the world around us.

Title: From Exploitationware to Careware: Players, Scientists and Epistemic Games

Abstract: From gamification to crowdsourcing, games increasingly are finding homes in the unlikeliest of places. In this talk, I will discuss the trajectory of social games, learning games and citizen-scientist powered crowdsourcing games and the broad implications of these technologies.

About Casey O'Donnell

Casey O'Donnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. He is part of the games faculty and Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) lab at MSU. He is also part of the game development collective Affinity Games. His research examines the creative collaborative work of videogame design and development. This research examines the cultural and collaborative dynamics that occur in both professional "AAA" organizations and formal and informal "independent" game development communities. His research has spanned game development companies from the United States to India. His research examines issues of work, production, copyright, as well as third world and postcolonial aspects of the videogame development workplace.

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