More than half of all Americans supplement their experience in the real world with excursions into the virtual worlds of videogames, and they spend thousands of hours doing it. Jane McGonigal says we should spend more time playing videogames, not less. She says videogames are increasingly fulfilling real human needs. They’re helping fight social problems like depression and obesity and they’re teaching us how to address real-world challenges. McGonigal joins us on Thursday to explain why she thinks video games are the future of education.
Jane McGonigal will participate in an event of the 16th Annual Siciliano Forum on Thursday, March 7th, at 9:15 in the Hinckley Institute of Politics Caucus Room on the University of Utah campus. For more details, click here.
Jane McGonigal is a videogame designer the author of the book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.