Owen Gottlieb (RIT): Medieval and Religious Law in Game Design

When: 03/20/2017 at 06:30 PM to 03/20/2017 at 08:00 PM

Sponsors: Center for Jewish Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), and Religious Studies

Location: Room 228, Bay 12

Professor Owen Gottlieb comes to Duke to discuss medieval religious law and learning games in this interactive seminar.0x0A0x0AProfessor Gottlieb is Assistant Professor of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he also founded and Directs the Initiative in Religion, Culture and Policy at the MAGIC Center.0x0A0x0AHis Ph.D. is in Education and Jewish Studies, specializing in Digital Media and Games for Learning. Gottlieb is the founder of ConverJent: Jewish Games for Learning (founded 2010) and, as a digital games innovator, was nominated Most Innovative Game at the 2013 Games for Change Festival. 0x0A0x0AGottlieb will discuss his recent design-based research and will share analog and digital prototypes of his team's new project: Lost & Found. Lost & Found is a game system designed to teach religious medieval legal systems. Set in Fustat (Old Cairo) in the 12th Century, the game models laws from Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and is designed to be expanded into Muslim law of the same period and locale. 0x0A0x0AThere will be a lecture and opportunity to play with the digital and analog prototypes. Dinner will be served, and we do ask that you RSVP to serena.elliott@duke.edu.

Presenter: Owen Gottlieb (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Categories: Civic Engagement/Social Action, Lecture/Talk, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Religious/Spiritual, Research, Social, Technology, and Free Food and Beverages

Contact: Elliott, Serena

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