Net Tuesdays are free monthly gatherings for social changemakers and web innovators to network, socialize and share ideas about how nonprofits and social benefit organizations can use the social web for social change. Net Tuesdays are an initiative of NetSquared, a Project of TechSoup.
We'll be exploring a new Alternate Reality Game (ARG) called Superstruct, a project of the nonprofit Institute For The Future.
Speaker: Jane McGonigal
Jane McGonigal is a game designer, a games researcher, a future forecaster, and a very playful human being.
*MIT Technology Review named her one of the top 35 innovators changing the world through technology, for her role in pioneering the field of alternate reality gaming.
*Harvard Business Review called her theory of "alternate reality business" one of the "Top 20 Breakthrough Ideas of 2008", and BrandWeek called her game The Lost Ring the #1 Bright Idea of 2008.
*She is a leader in the field of "happiness hacking", a term she coined to describe the application of positive psychology to the design and development of new technologies.
*She has keynoted SXSW Interactive, the Game Developers Conference, ETech, the Web 2.0 Summit, and more.
Official Website: http://netsquared.meetup.com/1/
Added by rachelweidinger on October 13, 2008