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Monday, March 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Games: Tools For Mass Communication

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Art, education, economics, propaganda. Games are arriving at the forefront of media to become an important way to engage entire generations of people. What's different from before? Five billion people are replacing the most common communication device, the simple cell phone, with a full-fledged gaming system in their pocket. There are multiple ways to publish and distribute games over the Internet and to the masses. For many, game creation is becoming a regular activity, as tools become both easier to use and more powerful for people without programming knowledge. This panel will cover unique perspectives on how games are becoming more meaningful forms of expression and a significant tool for communicating ideas.

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Michael Agustin

Founder & Chief Prod OfficerGameSalad
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Brett McCall

Game EvangelistFate of the WorldBrett A McCall is the Game Evangelist for Fate of the World in North America. With more than 20 years in computers, a degree in Community Leadership, the belief that we can change the world and an inclination for gamification, Brett brings a powerfully... Read More →

James Portnow

CEORainmaker Games
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Benjamin Taylor

Art DirStupid Fun ClubBenjamin Taylor is art director at the mysterious trans-media think tank, the Stupid Fun Club in Berkeley California working directly with Will Wright, creator of the Sims and Spore. Benjamin graduated from the award-winning Ringling College of Art and Design... Read More →

Monday March 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C

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