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The Resource Power play : how video games can save the world, Asi Burak and Laura Parker

Power play : how video games can save the world, Asi Burak and Laura Parker

Label
Power play : how video games can save the world
Title
Power play
Title remainder
how video games can save the world
Statement of responsibility
Asi Burak and Laura Parker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception--from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games could be good, not only for individuals but for the world? In Power Play, Asi Burak and Laura Parker explore how video games are now pioneering innovative social change around the world. As the former executive director and now chairman of Games for Change, Asi Burak has spent the last ten years supporting and promoting the use of video games for social good, in collaboration with leading organizations like the White House, NASA, World Bank, and The United Nations. The games for change movement has introduced millions of players to meaningful experiences around everything from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the US Constitution. Power Play looks to the future of games as a global movement. Asi Burak and Laura Parker profile the luminaries behind some of the movement's most iconic games, including former Supreme Court judge Sandra Day O'Connor and Pulitzer-Prize winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. They also explore the promise of virtual reality to address social and political issues with unprecedented immersion, and see what the next generation of game makers have in store for the future
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
794.8
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.34.S52
LC item number
B86 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Power play : how video games can save the world, Asi Burak and Laura Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A little game about peace : the story of PeaceMaker -- A former supreme court judge takes matters into her own hands : the story of iCivics -- New bonds in Georgia : the story of Macon Money -- A prince's tale : the story of New Arab Media -- Nine minutes of pregnancy : the story of the Half the Sky movement -- A lab of hope : the story of Re-Mission -- Armchair scientist : the story of Foldit and crowdgaming -- Under the hood : the story of NeuroRacer and Project Evo -- "Don't just buy a new video game, make one!" : President Barack Obama, December 8, 2013 -- Today and tomorrow : virtual reality and a new beginning
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9781250089335
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016036716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966273794
Label
Power play : how video games can save the world, Asi Burak and Laura Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A little game about peace : the story of PeaceMaker -- A former supreme court judge takes matters into her own hands : the story of iCivics -- New bonds in Georgia : the story of Macon Money -- A prince's tale : the story of New Arab Media -- Nine minutes of pregnancy : the story of the Half the Sky movement -- A lab of hope : the story of Re-Mission -- Armchair scientist : the story of Foldit and crowdgaming -- Under the hood : the story of NeuroRacer and Project Evo -- "Don't just buy a new video game, make one!" : President Barack Obama, December 8, 2013 -- Today and tomorrow : virtual reality and a new beginning
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9781250089335
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016036716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966273794

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