In this talk, Jason will discuss the history and gaming culture at Volunteer Science (volunteerscience.com), a crowd-based platform for citizen science. They’re a tech startup that’s part game studio, part marketing firm, part software company. Games for science is a narrow part of the serious games field presenting novel challenges for game developers including unusual design requirements, unique game mechanics, and non-traditional appeal to players. He will talk about these novel challenges along with the state of the field and their future plans, including their plan to turn Browser Quest into a platform for science games.
Jason Radford is the Chief Scientist at Volunteer Science, a startup within the Lazer Lab at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute. He is currently a visiting researcher in the lab while completing his PhD in Sociology at the University of Chicago. His research interest include developing computational methods for social research, human organization, and discrimination in organizations and markets.
Monday, April 9 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
222 Third Street #4000
Cambridge, MA 02141