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The Wellcome Develop Panel Starts in 30 Mins in Room 7!

July 20, 2011

Hope to see you there!

20 Jul 2011, 11:00-12:00 Room 7 This panel explores how games can be used to talk about wider issues in society. Games via Scvngr have been touted as the next Facebook, as the next Casablanca (thanks to LA Noir) and as a means to make a better world! We’ve got virtual sweatshops for gold-farming, a real farm playing FarmVille, Kinect controllers helping to diagnose autism and real soldiers playing virtual war games. Are games going to eclipse other mediums? Are we just refusing to grow up by playing games? Or are games themselves growing up and beyond any boundaries we may have conceived of them?

The Wellcome Trust is the second largest charitable foundation in the world, funding biomedical research and supporting public engagement with science. At this session there will also be a chance to find out how you can access Wellcome Trust’s funding streams to help them find fun ways to make science stories accessible to people through the language of gameplay.

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