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10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!

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Hauptschule
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“Don’t mess with our education” is a playful, rebellious and profound exploration of the educational system and its main audience: students. Leveraging game design methods and psycho-pedagogical tools, seminar participants are going to create three short, non-digital game vignettes that revolve around three concepts that are central to every consideration around education design.
The goal of this week is not an implementation-ready plan for new educational systems. The goal is to present a nuanced, reflective, systemic and personal profile of the experience of education (and the hopes for the life beyond) from the perspective of the learners. This will be helpful to University leadership in their curricular considerations. More importantly, though, this week aims to empower the participants themselves to see the “big picture” of THEIR education, what it means to them and what they can do to get what they need – not just from a degree, but from life.

Speakers

Affiliate Researcher, MIT Game Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Founder and Managing Director, Playful Solutions, Vienna Chair
Associate Professor for Game Design, School of Design, DePaul University, Chicago, IL Chair

Dr. Konstantin MITGUTSCH

Affiliate Researcher, MIT Game Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Founder and Managing Director, Playful Solutions, Vienna

2004-2009 Scientific Assistant, Lecturer: Department of General Education & Media Education, University of Vienna
2009 Max Kade Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Education Arcade, Cambridge, MA
2010-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT GAME LAB and Singapore-MIT GAMBIT, Cambridge, MA
2011 Visiting Professor, Department of Education, University of Vienna
since 2014 Lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
since 2014 Founder and Managing Director, Playful Solutions, Vienna

Dr. Doris C. RUSCH

Associate Professor for Game Design, School of Design, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

2001-2004 Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna
2005-2007 Post Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technologies, University of Technology Vienna
2007-2010 Post Doctoral Researcher, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2011-2017 Assistant Professor for Game Design, College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
since 2017 Associate Professor for Game Design, College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

17:00 - 17:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
17:45 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art - in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don't mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products - responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar

17.08.2017

19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

19:00 - 22:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

19:00 - 21:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout