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Serious Gaming: A Changing Marketplace (March 9)

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Next Wednesday Ivo Wenzler is coming back to the X-Lab and gives another inspirational session about serious gaming. Ivo Wenzler was in our programme last Wednesday and gave an interesting session about sustainability of organisations. This time Ivo is going to take us on adventure in a changing marketplace. 

Since 2 years, Ivo has been working as a professor Serious Gaming at NHL Stenden. Ivo once started as an architect, worked as a professor at TU Delft and was 25 years partner at Accenture, 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 while there is a maximum of participants! Full is full. 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 9

14:00 Drop-in/High Tea
14:30 Serious Gaming: A changing marketplace by Ivo Wenzler
17:00 – 17:30 (app.*)Optional basecamp to reflect on session
* The time frames are approximate, programme parts will start subsequent to the previous part.