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Academic, Activist, or Entertainer?Balancing Multiple Objectives in the Design of EnvironmentalGames for AdultsPaul F. Ste...
The Social Rules Project                           2
The Social Rules ProjectSweater is from Pakistan          Tropical hardwood trim              Windows conform with        ...
The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudience              ...
The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudience          Goog...
The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudience          Goog...
The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudienceActivistNudge ...
The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudienceActivistNudge ...
Green DominionThe Earth’s tropical forests are being destroyed. According to the UNFood and Agriculture Organization, ever...
Rules for managing common-pool resourcesAdvantages       Large empirical literature to draw on       “Local” rulemaking is...
My Love,Please return to the village right away - I needyour help.I am sorry to interrupt your studies. But thereis much I...
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The community has new rules!        But... the central government isn’t happy about it        [pass new national legislati...
Strengths          Rich in content          Balances entertainment and education                     captive audience in c...
Advice for educators and activists experimenting with gamingKnow your audienceIdentify and prioritize learning goalsExperi...
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Academic, Activist or Entertainer? Balancing Objectives in the Design of Environmental Games for Adults. Paul Steinberg, Harvey Mudd College.

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Paul Steinberg´s presentation during the GamesforNature Workshop, held on November 2011 in Cambridge, UK. Find more about GamesforNature at www.gamesfornature.org

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Academic, Activist or Entertainer? Balancing Objectives in the Design of Environmental Games for Adults. Paul Steinberg, Harvey Mudd College.

  1. 1. Academic, Activist, or Entertainer?Balancing Multiple Objectives in the Design of EnvironmentalGames for AdultsPaul F. SteinbergHarvey Mudd College 1
  2. 2. The Social Rules Project 2
  3. 3. The Social Rules ProjectSweater is from Pakistan Tropical hardwood trim Windows conform with Knowledge base facilitated by legalfollowing 2005 international from illegally harvested American Society for Testing prohibition against sex discrimination intrade rules to eliminate quotas Indonesian timber absent and Materials standard E283-04 education. (Title IX, Educationand favor low-cost producers effective national policies test method for air leakage Amendments of 1972, US Code)Wall materials meet National Language of thought due toFire Protection Association compulsory English languagetesting standard # 251 instruction in schoolPatrons must exit building by Employees must wash hands10 pm or face trespassing before returning to work.charges Makeup may contain lead butBlood contains chemical not mercury under Food andbisphenol A from plastics Drug Administration rulesbanned in Canada and Europebut allowed in US Adheres to cultural norms for gender appropriate clothingDNA: Father immigratedfrom China after 1965 repealof the US Asian Exclusion Coffee purchasing agreementAct of 1924. for certified fair trade beansBook content protected by Recycled paper US Patriot Act allows Wood table finish Cafe owner protected by statecopyright law, constitutional meets EPA water cell phone wiretap protected by US law limiting personal liabilityguarantee of free speech effluent standards without a warrant patent # 3758427 for corporate debt 3
  4. 4. The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudience 4
  5. 5. The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudience Google scholar: <institutional + institutions>: 2.5 million publications 5
  6. 6. The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudience Google scholar: <institutional + institutions>: 2.5 million publications + conservation: 304,000 publications 6
  7. 7. The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudienceActivistNudge people beyond the current obsession with small, individual actions 7
  8. 8. The Social Rules ProjectAcademicMake the research literature on “institutions” accessible to a broadaudienceActivistNudge people beyond the current obsession with small, individual actionsEntertainer...through compelling multi-media approaches animation social media website video game trade book 8
  9. 9. Green DominionThe Earth’s tropical forests are being destroyed. According to the UNFood and Agriculture Organization, every year 7 million hectares - anarea the size of Panama - is cleared for agriculture, roads, andsettlements.What will it take to reverse these trends?Play to find out. 9
  10. 10. Rules for managing common-pool resourcesAdvantages Large empirical literature to draw on “Local” rulemaking is tangible Popular topic in college courses 10
  11. 11. My Love,Please return to the village right away - I needyour help.I am sorry to interrupt your studies. But thereis much I have not told you. The forests hereare dying. The people don’t even talk to eachother anymore.And your father…Please hurry.Love,Mom 11
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  16. 16. The community has new rules! But... the central government isn’t happy about it [pass new national legislation]The community has real decision-making power! But... they are harvesting too heavily absent economic incentives to conserve [payment for environmental services rules] 16
  17. 17. Strengths Rich in content Balances entertainment and education captive audience in classroom players will want more than ‘fun’ Provides value to faculty/students on a popular topicWeaknesses Whatever happened to activism? Remote from experience of most players inEurope/North America Future level: urban setting in wealthy country? Story coherence can distract from core concept 17
  18. 18. Advice for educators and activists experimenting with gamingKnow your audienceIdentify and prioritize learning goalsExperiment, assess, revisePut on the director’s hat – be a full participant in the creativeprocess 18
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