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What Video Games Teach | Dr Richard Bartle and The Philosophy Foundation

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What do video games teach? Talk by legendary game designer Dr Richard Bartle and a discussion featuring The Philosophy Foundation

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You are a game player. You are super talented.

But what kind of talent is it?

And what can you learn from playing video games?

At this Game Academy meetup, Dr Richard Bartle, celebrated designer of the very first MUD (Multi-User Dungeon, predecessor of MMORPGs), will give a keynote talk, joined by Alexandra Konoplyanik from The Philosophy Foundation, a powerful force for popularising philosophy and knowledge in the UK and an audience of game players.

Pop culture points to star footballers as veteran players of FIFA and the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York talks about leadership skills in Dark Souls with the New York Times. Is the talent real? And just what is it?

Scientific research points to players of World of Warcraft as skilled in leadership and system thinking. Civilization: strategy and problem-solving. Do the skills transfer into real life? And what are they?

Join us! It would be great to know what you think!

Game Academy is a talent tech venture for players of video games. Level up in life, as in game. http://gameacademy.co

6.00 - 6.30 - Registration

6.30 - 7.10 - Keynote: What Games Teach

7.10 - 8.00 - Discussion: My gaming

8.00 - 8.30 - Networking

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Richard Bartle - Honorary Professor of Computer Game Design at the University of Essex, UK. He is best known for having co-written in 1978 the first virtual world, MUD, and for his Player Types model which has seen widespread adoption by the MMO industry. His 2003 book, Designing Virtual Worlds, is the standard text on the subject, and he is an influential writer on all aspects of online design and development. In 2010, he was the first recipient of the prestigious Game Developers Choice award of Online Game Legend. https://mud.co.uk/richard/

Alexandra Konoplyanik - practical philosopher, philosophy teacher and critical thinking trainer working in education, business and community. She is an accredited specialist philosophy facilitator with The Philosophy Foundation, UK, bringing accessible philosophy to children and adults from all walks of life. Alexandra holds BSc in Business from RANEPA and MSc in Philosophy & Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrakonoplyanik/

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