Mark Chen gives keynote at 2017 Media, Multimedia, and Secondary English Education conference

Mark Chen

IAS faculty member Mark Chen gave a keynote talk at the 2017 Media, Multimedia, and Secondary English Education (MMSEE) conference in South Korea.  Titled “What It Means to Be Gaming Literate,” the talk explored how "literacy" is dependent on active participation and is inherently a narrative account of practice and that gaming literacy is therefore also about active participation, in this case with finding patterns in messy systems. Chen also helped organize the 2017 North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) conference in Reno, NV, as part of his duties as a member of the organization’s board. Finally, he is seeking submissions to esotericgaming.com, a site that publishes short articles that detail convoluted and/or non-mainstream accounts of gaming practice.