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NEH Chairman William D. Adams to Discuss Designing Humanities Games with USC Game Innovation Lab Director Tracy Fullerton

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William D. Adams to Discuss Designing Humanities Games with University of Southern California Game Innovation Lab Director Tracy Fullerton

Adams and Fullerton to highlight topic in a keynote at annual Games for Change Festival in New York City on June 24

WHO: William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency that awards grants for humanities projects, including digital projects such as games and other interactive media. Tracy Fullerton, Director of the University of Southern California Game Innovation Lab                                             

WHAT: Adams and Fullerton will hold a candid conversation at the 13th annual Games for Change Festival about the challenges and opportunities in exploring history and culture through interactive media. The talk will also highlight the development and production of Fullerton’s Walden, A Game. Funded by the NEH, the open-world game is built from primary sources that allows audiences to play as Henry David Thoreau, as he chases inspiration (and sustenance) during his first year at Walden Pond.

To date, NEH has awarded more than $2 million in funds for digital games at a variety of stages, from conceptualization to testing to production and distribution. Many NEH-funded games also have educational materials for classroom integration and use.

The Games for Change Festival remains the leading international event that unites game creators with organizations and thought leaders who are incorporating gaming into diverse industries including: education, health and civic society.

WHEN: Friday, June 24, from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                              

WHERE: Parsons School of Design at The New School

               John L. Tishman Auditorium                     

               63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY
 

RESOURCES: NEH Fact Sheet on Digital Funding in the Humanities, NEH List of Funded Digital Projects, NEH List of Awards and Honors for Digital Projects

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About the National Endowment for the Humanities

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

Media Contacts: Courtney Chapin at (202) 606-8298 or media@neh.gov