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Tuesday, August 1 • 11:00am - 11:20am
Narrating Chronic Pain—Using Video Games to Tell Aspirational Stories

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Serious, persuasive, and empathy games have all become synonymous with giving players opportunities to co-create alternative narrative spaces, gaining the ability to engage with stories that are challenging yet aspirational, enhancing experiential understandings and appreciations of real world experience through play. This talk discusses the science of narrative and how one can leverage the positive benefits of gaming to change and transform the stories we tell ourselves and other people.

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Rhonda Moore

Medical Anthropologist, US Department of Health and Human Services
Rhonda is a medical anthropologist and social scientist who combines anthropological methods, narrative, clinical neuroscience and gaming to better understand the experience and meaning of chronic pain and suffering in vulnerable populations. Rhonda received a Ph.D. in Cultural and... Read More →

Tuesday August 1, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am EDT
Room 104