Welcome to the Game Lab

video game controller

The Game Lab is a new collaborative initiative connected to the 5-year Humanities Unbound project, which seeks to strengthen the curriculum of undergraduate education. Along with a physical space for gaming and teaching (Link Classroom 6), the Game Lab will support talks and training related to games and pedagogy, as well as games as a cultural product and games as an analytical tool. Faculty and students across the university are invited to attend events throughout the Spring semester.

Kick-Off Meeting
Thursday, January 17, 2:00-3:00 PM, Link Classroom 6
Interested instructors are invited to join in this university-wide discussion of the Game Lab. This meeting will allow professors to network and contribute to the direction and programming of the lab in the coming year.

Program and Control? Netflix’s Bandersnatch and the Future of Choose Your Own Adventure
Thursday, January 24, 5:30-7:00 PM, Link Classroom 5
Anastasia Salter, University of Central Florida
Reception to follow.

Scholars and Storytelling: Book Launch of The Bond 
Friday, January 25, 12:00-1:30 PM, Edge 127
Robin Kirk, Duke University
A light lunch will be provided.

Story Lab: Open Write of the Term
Friday, January 25, 2:00-5:00 PM, Link Classroom 6

What Remains of Edith Finch? + Walking Simulator Games
Friday, January 25, 5:00-6:30 PM, Link Classroom 5
Jung Yeop Lee, Soonchunhyang University
Dinner will be served after the talk.

Biology and Video Games
Friday, January 25, 7:00-7:45 PM, Link Classroom 6
Eric Spana, Duke University

Board Game Night
Friday, January 25, 7:00-midnight, Link Classroom 5
Snacks will be provided.

Video Games Night
Friday, January 25, 7:45-midnight, Link Classroom 6
Snacks will be provided.

Elise Mueller, Ph.D.

Author: Elise Mueller, Ph.D.

Elise Mueller is the consultant for the language departments at Duke. Her goal is to support their teaching through sound pedagogy and educational technologies. She leads fellowships and workshops on blended teaching, student reflection, portfolios and course design. She is currently grappling with the meaning of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.