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Serious Gaming: Characteristics of sustainability in organisations (March 2)

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We are happy to announce that Ivo Wenzler is coming back to the X-Lab and is giving another inspirational session about serious gaming. Ivo Wenzler was already in our programme last December and gave an interesting introduction of this topic and changing behaviour. This time, Ivo is going to take us on an adventure by playing a game. We will learn more about the characteristics of sustainability in organisations in the process. 

Since 2 years, Ivo has been working as a professor for Serious Gaming at NHL Stenden. Ivo once started as an architect, worked as a professor at TU Delft and was a partner at Accenture for 25 years, a company in digital cloud and security.  

Scientific literature on serious gaming often refers to the serious game oxymoron. An oxymoron is a stylistic term derived from Greek in which two words that contradict each other in their literal meaning are combined. In this case, oxus (sharp) and mōros (blunt). Abbot (1970) was the first to characterise serious gaming as an oxymoron, because of an apparent tension in pursuing serious goals through an inherently non-serious medium. The Professorship Serious Gaming is dedicated and equipped to ensure this special approach to research and design has a meaningful, enduring place in our society.  

The session will be only at location Leeuwarden (X-Lab). Please let your coach know if your are joining as there is a maximum of participants! Full is full. Don´t forget to bring your mobile phone with you for playing the game. Stay at home if you have Covid related complaints, consider a self-test to be sure and try to keep your distance. We take care of the fourth rule: ventilation! 

Schedule of March 2

14:00 Drop-in/High Tea
14:40 Serious Gaming: Characteristics of sustainability in organisations
by Ivo Wenzler
16:00 (app.*)Optional basecamp to reflect on session
* The time frames are approximate, programme parts will start subsequent to the previous part.