Recent Talks

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  • “Games and Society,” Tsinghua University, China July
  • “Ludology,” Dice Tower Network June


  • “Algorithms of encouter, algorithms for surprise,” Computational Models and Mimesis, Dartmouth College July-August
  • “Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan: On Power and Play in Virtual Worlds,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago April
  • “Artist’s Talk,” Robert Rauschenberg Foundation January


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  • “Prix Forum Art Talks: Interactice Art+ Jury and Award Winners,” Linz Austria September
  • “My Darling Vampire: Metaphors on Addiction,” Dartmouth Healthcare Foundations July
  • “Experimental Humanities,” Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program Inaugural Conference, UCLA Division of Humanities April
  • “Art Games: Play at the Margins, Play at the Center” UCLA Design|Media Arts February 
  • “Human By Design” panel and dinner with Tim Brown, Ideo; Atul Gawande, Harvard;, Stuart Butterfield, founder of slack, World Economic Forum 24 January 
  • “Putting Jobs Out of Work” panel, with Andy Serwer, Yahoo Finance, Yuval Noah Harari, writer; CVK Vijayakumar, CEO; Arlie Hothschild, anthropologist, World Economic Forum 24 January 
  • “The Learning Revolution: It’s not about Classrooms” panel, with John Goodwin, Lego Foundation; Brian Ballard, Founder of Upskill; World Economic Forum 25 January


  •   “Critical Play,” Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 18 May
  • “Art and the Anthropocene,” Cornell University Society for the Humanities, master class/seminar April
  • “Social activist design,” USC Class talk, March
  • “Designing Public Participatory Play,” Getty Museum Education Group, March 
  • “Twenty Years of Game Studies (Panel with Janet Murray, Ian Bogost, John Sharp), NYU 16 February 


  • “Let’s Play – Games with Mary Flanagan,” Centennial Circle Forum, Dartmouth College April
  • “Digital Rights and the Artist” panel, 18 April at DEN, Dartmouth College 18 April
  • “Critical Games,” Berkeley Center for New Media’s History and Theory of New Media, Lecture Series March
  • “Critical Play and Embedded Design,” Carnegie Mellon Center for Arts and Society  Feb
  • “Identity in Gaming,” Teacher’s College at Columbia University, Panel with Naomi Clark, Joey Lee and others), Sexuality Women & Gender project & the Office of Diversity Affairs at Teachers College Feb


  • “Embedded Design for Social Innovation,” Segal Design Institute on December 2nd to give a talk in the Segal Seminar Series, December
  • “Games that Change the World:  What’s Possible?” Bergen Norway Public Library, September
  • “Ludics Seminar,” Department of the Classics, Harvard University September
  • “The Psychology of Interventionist Design,” School of Visual Arts, March
  • “Humanist Games: Playful Systems for Critical Thinking,” Fordham Univ. Inaugural Digital, Media Lecture Series March
  • “Design, Research, and Play” USC Games program Documentary and Activist Games class visit “Global Interventions Through Play,” Global Issues in Design and Visuality of the 21st Century, Parsons The New School for Design NYC March


  • “Values at Play in Smart Technologies,” University of Toronto September 
  • “Methodologies to Study Games,” University of Toronto September 
  • “Power, Information, & Pleasure,” University of Toronto September 
  • “#1reasonwhybodiesstillmatter,” University of Toronto September 
  • “Humor, Play, and Games,” University of Toronto September 
  • “Playful Aging,” University of Toronto September
  • “Values at Play in Designed Technology,” The New School NYC, September
  • “Experiential Learning Through Playful Research,” Princeton Club of Dartmouth Alumni May
  • “Awkward Moments at Work,” Your Future in Science, Dartmouth College Career Building Workshop For Women in Science April
  • “Experiential Learning,” President’s Leadership Council gathering in NYC, Dartmouth College April 2014
  • “Games and Gender-Based Violence,” Games for Change Conference NYC April
  • “Games for Social Change 2.0,” Games for Change Conference NYC April
  • “Values in Action,” Workshop, Playing for Change Conference Manchester UK February
  • “A Psychological Approach to Games for Impact,” Psychology and Brain Sciences Colloquium, Dartmouth February
  • “Humanist Inquiry through Critical Play: Designing and Enacting our Enduring Questions, MIT January