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Leveling Up Health: Trends in Games for Health from the Games for Change Festival

"The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease." -- Sir William Osler, co-founders of Johns Hopkins Hospital, "Father of Modern Medicine"


Games for Change

Elizabeth Newbury is the Director and Program Associate for the Serious Games Initiative (SGI) for the Wilson Center, leading Wilson's use of games in engaging the public around policy research. As lead of the Serious Games Initiative, she leverages games as a tool for the public communication of science and policy research. Current projects include the Fiscal Ship, a game about the federal budget developed and maintained in collaboration with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy with the Brookings Institution.

Games Round Up: Conservation & Community

The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it. -- Barry Commoner

Games Round Up: Women of STEM

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Cutting through the Noise: Engaging the Public in Arctic Science

To have an informed public eager to engage in discourse around Arctic science, it is vital to not only make scientific findings widely available, but relevant. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Science and Technology Innovation Program, Serious Games Initiative, and Polar Initiative are proud to partner to host a panel on the public communication of environmental sciences in Alaska.

Federal Games Guild

The Federal Games Guild (FGG) is an informal community of practice of federal agencies who are interested in the correlation of games for federal initiatives. As a platform, the FGG connects federal entities and staff interested in the application of games in the federal space. Member organizations range in their relationship to using games, from those who support game development through funding, to those active in using innovative technologies in their practice, to those who design and research games as part of their agency’s outreach efforts around public education.

Games Round Up: Black History

“To know how much there is to know, is the beginning to learning to live.” -- Dorothy West, 1995 The Richer, The Poorer