Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Escape Rooms and Digital Games as Dynamics of Discovery:
Learn Moral Philosophies and Ethics Through Game Play and Game De...
Hello! I am . . .
Sherry Jones
Philosophy & Game Studies Subject Matter Expert &
Lecturer, Rocky Mountain College of Art &...
Mixed Reality Escape Rooms as
Dynamics of Discovery
“The dynamics of games enable the player to discover a game’s
implied ethics through interacting with the game mechanics.
...
“A mixed reality (MR) takes place at the liminal between real
and virtual worlds, in which physical and virtual objects
co...
“An alternate reality narrative usually serves to bridge the
physical and virtual context layers of a mixed reality escape...
Orwell’s Utilitarian Thought Experiment in a Mixed
Reality Escape Room. 7
8
“Don’t Freeze: Video
Introduction” (with The
Game Mole)
Suffering of the Individual.
Utilitarianism is a form of consequentialism, an ethics theory that
suggests the end justifie...
Game Design Elements for Creating an
Intertextual Mixed Reality Escape Room.
Theory
◈ Utilitarianism.
Narrative
◈ Situates...
Jones’ Mixed Reality Escape Room In Action
11
Converting College Classrooms Into Escape Rooms
to Drive Inquiry and Discovery
◈ Philosophy Escape Rooms - Jones has conve...
Digital Games as Dynamics of Discovery
The Ethics and Games Series
See my Youtube live series on teaching ethics with games!
http://bit.ly/ethicsandgames
❖ Kentu...
Fallout Shelter: Mobile Game Based on the
Fallout Series
❖ Fallout Shelter (2015) is a free-to-play simulation mobile game...
Story of the Fallout Series
❖ Set in alternate history of U.S. 1950s atomic age when technologies
were powered by nuclear ...
Story of the Fallout Series (Cont.)
❖ 1000 survivors lived in 122 Vaults built by govt. contractor Vault Tec.
❖ Vaults con...
Game Design Inspired by the 1950s
Vault-Tec Commercial from Fallout 3
1950s Culture of Fear
❖ U.S. Sentiments During 1950s Post WWII (1939-1945) Era: National
and racial destiny, national soli...
Game Rhetoric: Job, Productivity, Efficiency
(33:00-37:08)
Game Rhetoric: Difficult Life (43:23-51:11)
Game Ethics: Values that the Game Espouses
Game Values: Capitalism and Authoritarianism
❖ Maximizing profit is the raison d’etre.
❖ Profit should be valued over soci...
Game Values: Efficiency Warrants Eugenics
❖ Eugenics (greek for “Good Birth”) is a social philosophy, originated
from Plat...
Vault Breeding: One Man Fathers Several Children
Game Values: Capitalism Justifies Ageism
❖ Fallout Shelter gameplay promotes ageism based practices:
➢ Overseer (player) c...
Ethical Theories that Explain or Challenge
the Rhetoric of Fallout Shelter
What is Egoism?
❖ In philosophy, Egoism (latin. “Ego” means “I”) is an ethical theory
that presents either a descriptive o...
The Egoism of the Overseer
❖ In Fallout Shelter, the Overseer (the player) can make ethical or
unethical acts at will, wit...
Observer: Game Design Inspired by Futurism,
Cyberpunk, and Orwell’s 1984.
Game Rhetoric: War and Corruption (11:55-14:03)
Game Rhetoric: Cybernetic Augmentation (47:26-52:15)
Questions? Comments?
Sherry Jones
Philosophy & Game Studies Subject Matter Expert &
Lecturer, Rocky Mountain College of Ar...
CREDITS
Special thanks to all the people who made and
released these awesome resources for free:
◈ Presentation template b...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Escape Rooms and Digital Games as Dynamics of Discovery: Learn Moral Philosophies and Ethics Through Game Play and Game Design by Sherry Jones (Oct. 5, 2018)

116 views

Published on

Oct. 5, 2018 - I was invited by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Institute to present on my work using mixed reality escape room and digital games to teach college level philosophy courses. This is the presentation shown at the PTK Honor Institute.

Access the interactive presentation here:
http://bit.ly/dynamicsgames

Published in: Education
  • DOWNLOAD FULL BOOKS, INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBooks ......................................................................................................................... Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, Ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult,
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • DOWNLOAD FULL BOOKS, INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBooks ......................................................................................................................... Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, Ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult,
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • DOWNLOAD FULL BOOKS, INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBooks ......................................................................................................................... Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, Ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult,
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • DOWNLOAD FULL BOOKS, INTO AVAILABLE FORMAT ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. PDF EBOOK here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. EPUB Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... 1.DOWNLOAD FULL. doc Ebook here { https://tinyurl.com/y6a5rkg5 } ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .............. Browse by Genre Available eBooks ......................................................................................................................... Art, Biography, Business, Chick Lit, Children's, Christian, Classics, Comics, Contemporary, Cookbooks, Crime, Ebooks, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor And Comedy, Manga, Memoir, Music, Mystery, Non Fiction, Paranormal, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Suspense, Spirituality, Sports, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult,
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Be the first to like this

Escape Rooms and Digital Games as Dynamics of Discovery: Learn Moral Philosophies and Ethics Through Game Play and Game Design by Sherry Jones (Oct. 5, 2018)

  1. 1. Escape Rooms and Digital Games as Dynamics of Discovery: Learn Moral Philosophies and Ethics Through Game Play and Game Design Phi Theta Kappa Honors Institute Oct. 5, 2018
  2. 2. Hello! I am . . . Sherry Jones Philosophy & Game Studies Subject Matter Expert & Lecturer, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Chair-Elect, International Society for Technology in Education Games and Simulations Professional Learning Network Animated Slides: http://bit.ly/dynamicsgames About Me: http://about.me/sherryjones Twitter: @autnes Email: sherryjones.edtech@gmail.com
  3. 3. Mixed Reality Escape Rooms as Dynamics of Discovery
  4. 4. “The dynamics of games enable the player to discover a game’s implied ethics through interacting with the game mechanics. All forms of games, such as live action physical games, board games, and digital games are “thought experiments” or interactive narratives that allow us to experience hypothetical scenarios. Furthermore, the games enforce rules of conduct that govern our in-game behaviors. The nature of games is that they are “normative ethical machines” that impose certain ethical rules through game mechanics. -- Sherry Jones 4
  5. 5. “A mixed reality (MR) takes place at the liminal between real and virtual worlds, in which physical and virtual objects coexist or converge as phygitals. A mixed reality escape room refers to a real-virtual liminal space that traps the player within, using a combination of physical and virtual contraptions and puzzles. Players must solve the game in order to escape from the room. -- Sherry Jones 5
  6. 6. “An alternate reality narrative usually serves to bridge the physical and virtual context layers of a mixed reality escape room. Essentially, the alternate reality narrative provides the player a reason for the room’s existence, and the clues as the means of escape. -- Sherry Jones 6
  7. 7. Orwell’s Utilitarian Thought Experiment in a Mixed Reality Escape Room. 7
  8. 8. 8 “Don’t Freeze: Video Introduction” (with The Game Mole)
  9. 9. Suffering of the Individual. Utilitarianism is a form of consequentialism, an ethics theory that suggests the end justifies the means. 1984 shows how suffering can be justified for maintaining the “happiness” of the majority. 9
  10. 10. Game Design Elements for Creating an Intertextual Mixed Reality Escape Room. Theory ◈ Utilitarianism. Narrative ◈ Situates players and the escape room in the alternate reality of 1984. ◈ Serves as a cohesive element for connecting all design possibilities. Physical Objects ◈ Fliers. ◈ Letters. ◈ Clue Cards. ◈ Books. ◈ Telescreens. 10 Virtual Objects ◈ Winston, the Ethics AI. ◈ Cards in the Matching Game. ◈ Video Transmission. ◈ Virtual Spaces. Characters ◈ Big Brother. ◈ The Game Mole. ◈ Secret Agents. ◈ The Decipher. ◈ The Prisoners (played by the players). Puzzles + Logic ◈ 3 Puzzles = 1) Ethics AI; 2) The Matching Game; 3) Flier Game. ◈ Solve puzzles #1 + #2 in order to solve #3. ◈ Exit Code (recalls theory).
  11. 11. Jones’ Mixed Reality Escape Room In Action 11
  12. 12. Converting College Classrooms Into Escape Rooms to Drive Inquiry and Discovery ◈ Philosophy Escape Rooms - Jones has converted her philosophy and rhetoric college classrooms into escape rooms. ◈ Assessment - The escape rooms were assigned as a form of assessment of students’ comprehension of philosophical theories, and to inspire students to consider possible research inquiries. ◈ Evaluation - After playing in the escape room (classroom), students would inquire and discover the philosophical theory in play, and evaluate Orwell’s vision of a totalitarian 1984. ◈ Research - Students would write a research paper based on the concepts they encountered during the gameplay. ◈ Design - Students would co-design pieces of a future escape room. 12
  13. 13. Digital Games as Dynamics of Discovery
  14. 14. The Ethics and Games Series See my Youtube live series on teaching ethics with games! http://bit.ly/ethicsandgames ❖ Kentucky Route Zero (October 2018). ❖ Observer (August 2018). ❖ Detention (July 2018). ❖ To the Moon (May 2018). ❖ The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (April 2018). ❖ Life Is Strange (March 2018). ❖ The Talos Principle (February 2018). ❖ Fallout Shelter (January 2018).
  15. 15. Fallout Shelter: Mobile Game Based on the Fallout Series ❖ Fallout Shelter (2015) is a free-to-play simulation mobile game by Bethesda Game Studios and Behaviour Interactive, a spin-off based on Fallout game series. ❖ Released on Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, XBox One. ❖ Simulation of a post-nuclear apocalyptic America. ❖ Gameplay involves building and maintaining a fallout shelter, growing population size, and completing quests to obtain resources for sustaining the population.
  16. 16. Story of the Fallout Series ❖ Set in alternate history of U.S. 1950s atomic age when technologies were powered by nuclear energy. ❖ 13 commonwealths ruled U.S. until capitalism and plutocracy corrupted U.S. into a fascist police state. ❖ Surveillance, torture, experimentation, and public execution became du jour citizen control methods. ❖ Great War (2077) led to global nuclear apocalypse (U.S., China, USSR, and other nuclear capable nations launched weapons for 2 hours).
  17. 17. Story of the Fallout Series (Cont.) ❖ 1000 survivors lived in 122 Vaults built by govt. contractor Vault Tec. ❖ Vaults conducted unethical social and scientific experiments, e.g. mutating residents via psychopathic drugs, virus, or radiation. ❖ Surface, aka The Wasteland, became completely irradiated. Surface survivors became irradiated “ghouls.” ❖ Vaults were not opened until the year 2097 and later. ❖ It is not clear exactly when Fallout Shelter falls on the timeline.
  18. 18. Game Design Inspired by the 1950s
  19. 19. Vault-Tec Commercial from Fallout 3
  20. 20. 1950s Culture of Fear ❖ U.S. Sentiments During 1950s Post WWII (1939-1945) Era: National and racial destiny, national solidarity, fear of degenerates, fear of outsiders, paranoia, expansion of military power, infallible/ unquestionable leaders, authoritarianism, racism, sexism. ❖ Red Scare: Campaign to identify secret communist traitors in U.S. ❖ McCarthyism: Launch accusations of treason without evidence. ❖ Fear of Atomic Bomb: Creation of U.S. Nuclear Fallout Survival Guide.
  21. 21. Game Rhetoric: Job, Productivity, Efficiency (33:00-37:08)
  22. 22. Game Rhetoric: Difficult Life (43:23-51:11)
  23. 23. Game Ethics: Values that the Game Espouses
  24. 24. Game Values: Capitalism and Authoritarianism ❖ Maximizing profit is the raison d’etre. ❖ Profit should be valued over social good. ❖ Providing social good is justified if and only if the act enables humans to provide labor that increases profit. ❖ A human life is good insofar as it can perform efficient labor for increasing profit. ❖ Human value is measured by the profit it can generate. ❖ Authoritarianism is good because it maximizes profit. ❖ Authoritarianism requires surveillance and oppression of the citizens.
  25. 25. Game Values: Efficiency Warrants Eugenics ❖ Eugenics (greek for “Good Birth”) is a social philosophy, originated from Plato, that contemplates on how to create better societies via selective breeding (for eliminating undesirable human traits). ❖ Most countries have ended eugenics-based policies. U.S. still implements some policies, such as the ban of incestual marriages. ❖ Fallout Shelter gameplay promotes eugenics based practices: ➢ Overseer (player) can selectively breed dwellers. ➢ Consequent children will carry the genetic traits of the parents. ➢ Children can inherit SPECIAL skills of the parents (when the parents are equipped with certain items).
  26. 26. Vault Breeding: One Man Fathers Several Children
  27. 27. Game Values: Capitalism Justifies Ageism ❖ Fallout Shelter gameplay promotes ageism based practices: ➢ Overseer (player) can evict any dweller from the Vault at will, without offering any justification to the dweller. ➢ Once a dweller reaches level 50 (max), the dweller can no longer generate any caps (profit) for the Overseer. ➢ To raise efficiency and profit, the Overseer can evict the level 50 dweller, and train a younger dweller to replace the older dweller. ➢ Upon eviction, the dweller is stripped of weapons and armor that could protect him/herself from the Wasteland. ➢ A dweller’s level could represent age. The eviction of the level 50 dwellers could be interpreted as an ageism-driven act.
  28. 28. Ethical Theories that Explain or Challenge the Rhetoric of Fallout Shelter
  29. 29. What is Egoism? ❖ In philosophy, Egoism (latin. “Ego” means “I”) is an ethical theory that presents either a descriptive or a normative position that an act can be moral or rational if the act maximizes one’s self-interest. ❖ 3 Types of Egoism: ➢ Psychological Egoism: A descriptive position (and a metaethics) that a person desires/is motivated to act only to maximize her own self-interest. ➢ Ethical Egoism: A normative position that actions are morally right if the actions maximize one’s self-interest. ➢ Rational Egoism: Claims that actions are rational if the actions maximize one’s self-interest.
  30. 30. The Egoism of the Overseer ❖ In Fallout Shelter, the Overseer (the player) can make ethical or unethical acts at will, without any intervention from the dwellers. The Overseer has absolute power over the dwellers and the Vault. ❖ The Overseer asks the dwellers to perform various jobs, all for the purpose of maximizing his/her self-interest, which is to gain profit. ❖ The Overseer maintains the Vault to secure the dweller’s lives, because dwellers are needed to complete jobs and maximize production. He/She is motivated to protect the Vault and the dwellers to benefit his own welfare.
  31. 31. Observer: Game Design Inspired by Futurism, Cyberpunk, and Orwell’s 1984.
  32. 32. Game Rhetoric: War and Corruption (11:55-14:03)
  33. 33. Game Rhetoric: Cybernetic Augmentation (47:26-52:15)
  34. 34. Questions? Comments? Sherry Jones Philosophy & Game Studies Subject Matter Expert & Lecturer, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Chair-Elect, International Society for Technology in Education Games and Simulations Professional Learning Network Animated Slides: http://bit.ly/dynamicsgames About Me: http://about.me/sherryjones Twitter: @autnes Email: sherryjones.edtech@gmail.com
  35. 35. CREDITS Special thanks to all the people who made and released these awesome resources for free: ◈ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival ◈ Photographs by Unsplash 35

×