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MATRIX Faculty Member Selected to Serve on National Research Council Committee

03 November on Announcements, Serious Games  

Ethan WatrallEthan Watrall has been selected to participate as a member on the National Research Council committee on Modeling, Simulation, and Gaming.

One of the committee's objectives is to explore how gaming affects attitudes and values of the people who play them, including examining how cultural difference causes approaches to gaming to differ. The committee will also examine political games, including how players participate in them; god games and the ramification on policy and culture; persistent worlds; and networked games.

Ethan will bring his considerable experience with games for cultural heritage engagement and complex socio-cultural systems in strategy games to bear on these and other questions while serving on the committee.