Katherine Isbister

January 2010

Fall 2009 was a busy time (too busy for posting, apparently...). I gave invited talks at CMU's Entertainment Technology Center (hosted by the ever charming Drew Davidson), and at Simon Frasier University's SIAT program (at the request of Magy Seif El-Nasr, who's doing some wonderful research there). I also attended an NSF-sponsored workshop at UC Santa Cruz hosted by Michael Mateas, titled Computational Media: Creating a 21st Century Curriculum for Games and Playable Media. We had some rousing discussions about how to think about the role of games in computer science education, which have really helped me in thinking about our game-related programs here at NYU-Poly.