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Games and Civic Engagement

Games and Civic Engagement

This video was recorded at MIT Communications Forum. Video games could transform the world some day, if only their potential could be fully realized. These panelists dream of a day when industry, politicians and game players themselves explore how this new medium can educate and engage. Mario Armstrong has been helping middle school students from under-served neighborhoods develop their own games. Taking these children through the design cycle, from working on a narrative story through composing what's on screen, he "ties the development cycle to core academics." Kids learn about the x and y axis, and gain knowledge of geometry, Armstrong says, as well as the physics behind animation, and the importance of sentence structure. The kinds of concerns they bring to their games initially... Show More
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