Games and Interactive Media at Stanford (GAIMS)

GAIMS games and interactive media at Stanford

Games and Interactive Media at Stanford (GAIMS) has a series of talks about games, gamification, and education. The series — past talks of which are online at YouTube — is rich with insights and research into the power of games.

About GAIMS:

Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, videogames play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. This theme brings together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future. Games and Interactive Media Stanford (GAIMS) is a community of individuals driven to culture game studies and development on campus.

Here are the upcoming events, as well as links to the past talks:

Friday, April 3, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Nick Yee & Nicholas Ducheneaut, Co-Founders of Essention’s Behavior Analytics Practice: Bridging Analytics and Game Design: Lessons from the Trenches

Friday, April 10, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Parvati Dev, PhD, President and CEO of Innovation in Learning Inc.: Interactive Media for Healthcare Professionals

Friday, April 17, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Maria Cipollone, User Experience Design Researcher at Zynga: The Problem with Video Games and Learning [Environments]

Friday, April 24, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Anh-Hoa Truong, Science, Tech, and Ecology Journalist, John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University: Using Virtual Reality as a Compelling Media for Science Communication

Friday, May 1, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Martha Russell, Executive Director, mediaX & Sr. Researcher, H-STAR: Fun is Contagious

Friday, May 8, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Byron Reeves, Ph.D., Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communication, Stanford University: Using Games to Change Behavior at Work

Friday, May 15, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Ph.D., Associate Professor UC Santa Cruz, Computational Media: Computational Media: Research Toward the Future of Games

Friday, May 22, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Kristian Kiili, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Tampere University of Technology, Finland: Mapping Learning to Game Mechanics and Beyond

Friday, May 29, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Raiford Guins, Associate Professor of Culture and Technology, Stony Brook University: Behind the Bezel: Coin-Op Arcade Video Game Cabinets as Design History

Friday, June 5, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Rhiju Das, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Biochemistry & Physics Departments, Stanford University: EteRNA: A videogame and massive open lab

GAIMS Winter Seminar (BIOE196)

Friday, January 9, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Keith Devlin, PhD: Learning Math Through Play

Friday, January 15, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Henry Lowood, PhD: The History of (Video) Games

Friday, January 23, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Ingmar Riedel Kruse, PhD: Biotic Games – Playing With Living Cells

Friday, February 20, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Sebastian Alvarado, PhD: Aligning Game Design with Science

Friday, February 6, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
James Newman, PhD: Scholarship in Video Games

Friday, February 27, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Robin Hunicke:  Expanding Games

Friday, January 30, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Katherine Isbister, PhD: Games Move US- An Exploration of Design Innovations that Lead to Player Emotions

Friday, March 13, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Sherol Chen, PhD: Intelligent Narratives: The Stories We Tell Ourselves through Digital Media

Friday, March 6, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104 CANCELED
Raiford Guins: Behind The Bezel: Coin-Op Arcade Video Game Cabinets as Design History

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 12 PM – 1 PM | Shriram 104
Chaim Gingold: Play Design: SimCity, Simulation, and Geology

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