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Tuesday, August 1 • 4:15pm - 4:30pm
After 'Reality' - Can a Game About Media-Making Save Democracy?

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After six years of running an ARG inside USC's School of Cinematic Arts to promote media-making and collaboration, some surprising lessons about motivation and engagement (and even more surprising demographics) suggested some flawed assumptions being made about millennial civic engagement and their troubling low voter turnout. Lead designer Jesse Vigil outlines a new initiative to adapt key game mechanics and apply these lessons in a new intervention for the good of the republic.

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Jesse Vigil

Faculty/Game Innovation Lab Research Lead, USC School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media & Games Division
Jesse Vigil is a published writer, game designer, and producer of award-winning film, television and games. He is the co-founder of Los Angeles-based production company Psychic Bunny and faculty at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media and Games Division, where he teaches... Read More →

Tuesday August 1, 2017 4:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Room 105