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  • 1. RHETT BRADBURYThesis 1, Fall 2012Prof. Tom KlinkowsteinPratt Institute
  • 2. Leadership Organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal.RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 3. Leadership through History 16th c. England, King Henry VIII AutocraticRHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 4. Leadership through History 6th c. Athens DemocraticRHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 5. Leadership through History 18th c. United States Democratic RepresentationRHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 6. Leadership through History 21st c. via the Internet EmergentRHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 7. W H AT ?
  • 8. HYPOTHESIS (1/3) The thesis presented asserts that the aspirational gaming term, “leveling up”, meaning to acquire additional power and responsibility through the accomplishment of specific quests, may be applied to re-imagining the fostering of political leadership.RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 9. HYPOTHESIS (2/3)Leveling up suggests heroic, almostsuperhuman abilities as an appropriatedescription of the efforts needed toresolve elusively complex societalproblems typically encountered in thepolitical arena.RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 10. HYPOTHESIS (3/3) In contrast to current methods of ascertaining political power, which are confused and indistinct, this thesis will show the ability of an activity based progression system to forward political leadership and facilitate predictive and dynamic social problem solving.RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 11. LEVELING UP?RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 12. “Real-time data and quantitative benchmarks are the reason why gamers get consistently better at virtually any game they play.” Jane McGonigal Director of Game R&D at the Institute for the FutureRHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 13. RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 14. [WH]Barack Obama Lvl. 72 US President XP: 395,061/600,000 CURRENT ISSUES Intellect 7.8/10 DISCUSSION BOARD COMPLETED TASKS Integrity 6.5/10 SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM MEMBERS Dedication 8/10 BIOGRAPHY Magnaminity 6/10 Openness 7.2/10 Creativity 5/10 Fairness 6.3/10 Assertiveness 7.1/10TEAM [WH] RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 15. PROJECT PROPOSALUtilize data mining to document activitiesof leaders under 30 engaging in examplesof “leveling up”.This to create a candidate abstract foran “Institute of New Leadership” –a non-profit developing new conceptions ofleadership in civic service. RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 16. THESIS OUTLINE1. Personal Observations2. Ethnographic Research3. Political Theories4. Social Power of New Media5. Gaming/Gaming for Social Good6. Politics+New Media+Gaming7. Thesis Project8. Project Results9. Conlusions RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012
  • 17. SOURCE LISTSocial Power of the Internet & New MediaThe Penguin and the Leviathan Yochai BenklerCognitive Surplus Clay ShirkyHere Comes Everybody Clay ShirkyGame Design/Gaming for Social GoodRules of Play Katie Salen & Eriz ZimmermanReality is Broken Jane McGonigalLeadership & PoliticsDigital Media and Democracy Megan BolerPolitics for Dummies Ann DeLaneyThe Leaderless Revolution Carne RossCybering Democracy Diana Saco RHETT BRADBURY////THESIS ONE////PROF. TOM KLINKOWSTEIN////PRATT GRAD COMMD////FALL 2012

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