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Wednesday, July 8 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The GLS Museum of Natural History: Gaming Square Pegs into Dinosaur-shaped Holes

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The GLS Museum of Natural History: Gaming Square Pegs into Dinosaur-shaped Holes
Barry Joseph, Nick Fortugno, Debra Everett-Lane

The American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869 and soon became a world leader in presenting artifacts from nature and culture to the public. From magic lantern slides to immersive dioramas, it has innovated new pathways for visitors to connect with science and their place in the universe. In recent years, the Museum has explored a new cutting-edge dimension in the museum experience: game design. This panel will challenge participants to travel with us to the GLS Museum of Natural History. Led by our tour guides - a museum educator, a game designer, and an experience designer - participants will question and reinvent the idea of what a museum is by creating, interpreting, and playing with exhibits themselves. This experience leads into a larger discussion of game design at museums as reflected in three recent and diverse projects: MicroRangers, Playing With Dinos, and Killer Snails.

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Nick Fortugno

Co-Founder and CCO, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a game designer and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics (www.playmatics.com), a game development company. Playmatics has created a variety of digital and real-world games for organization including Red Bull, AMC (such as the CableFAX award winning Breaking Bad: The Interrogation), Disney, American Museum of Natural History, the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the... Read More →
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Barry Joseph

Associate Director of Digital Learning, American Museum of Natural History
Barry Joseph is Associate Director of Digital Learning at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 2000, he has developed innovative programs in the areas of youth-produced video games, mobile and augmented learning, virtual worlds, digital fabrication, alternative assessments models, and more, always seeking to combine youth development practices with the development of high profile digital media projects that develop 21st Century Skills... Read More →

Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Lounge

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