Provocatively Reimagining Education: the ED ZED OMEGA Game Project

A session at MCN 2012

Thursday 8th November, 2012

2:30pm to 3:00pm (PST)

This summer, a group of five teens announced their intention to “op out” of high school at the end of the fall semester. They are crowdsourcing the last months and weeks of their formal education... and sparking an open intergenerational conversation about the history, methods and goals of traditional education. These teens, played by online actors on social media, are the core of ED ZED OMEGA. The public media game project takes a whole new approach to our enduring dropout problem: instead of trying to convince students to stay in school, it asks them (and everyone) to reimagine a more engaging learning process. As the game enters its final weeks, what lessons does it hold for museums about the importance of informal education, places of alternative learning, and the role that immersive narratives can play in engaging the public with pressing community issues?

About the speakers

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Andi McDaniel

I'm a multimedia storyteller who lives in the Midwest, on purpose. I love good real food and good real people. Interactive Producer for @tpt and @mnoriginal. bio from Twitter

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Ken Eklund

Game & experience designeR, transmedia storytelleR, writeR, evangelisT, instigatoR. bio from Twitter

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Time 2:30pm3:00pm PST

Date Thu 8th November 2012


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