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TitleCan Games Create Real World Champions?

Ann DeMarleAnn DeMarle directs Champlain College's Emergent Media Center and the Masters of Fine Arts in Emergent Media (EMC). Founder of the Game Development and the Multimedia undergraduate degrees, and upon the receipt of the Roger H. Perry Endowed Chair, she launched the EMC with a mission to bring Champlain students' media and technology expertise to businesses and non-profits looking to explore and create new solutions. Key projects include UN sponsored BREAKAWAY--a game to address violence against women, two RWJ funded games for Cystic Fibrosis patients, and a Ford Foundation sponsored game on wealth distribution.

TimeThursday, October 18, 4:30p-5:30p
DescriptionMastery, as defined in Joseph Campbell's "Hero's Journey", is a transformation resulting in freedom from the fear of death and to the freedom to live fully. As developers if we truly believe that games can be meaningful, how do we fearlessly take on significant challenges, build teams and partnerships, and apply game principles with the power to transform the lives of our players? The Emergent Media Center has been pursuing these questions by celebrating the ability of the 20-something mind to build games that address the wicked problems facing us. A prime example is BREAKAWAY sponsored by the United Nations that creates champions of its players with the life-freeing goal of ending violence against women and girls.

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