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Mary Flanagan
Dr. Mary Flanagan is a game designer & artist. She is a distinguished professor at Dartmouth College and her research laboratory is called She co-author, with Helen Nissenbaum, of Values at Play in Digital Games (MIT Press, 2014).

Entries by Mary Flanagan

Egalitarian Entrepreneurship?

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 4:12 PM

Does crowdfunding level the entrepreneurial playing field?

Crowdfunding has been thought as the panacea for all aspiring entrepreneurs. Sites like Kickstarter have helped ordinary people raise money for novel inventions to upwards of 8 million dollars for games such as Exploding Kittens. Fellow independent game designers are starting...

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Creative Solutions to Crises -- Through Play

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 9:15 AM

Mimes can lower traffic fatalities.

Voluntary taxes make people more generous.

You might not believe it, but these real-life examples represent exactly the kind of far-out thinking that has solved vexing social issues.

Overwhelming conflicts in Gaza, Syria and with ISIS seem to point to ever-more violent solutions...

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Violent Video Games Reveal the Dark Side of Play

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 2:44 PM

Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games over a bikini-clad blonde character she claims is her likeness in the hit game "Grand Theft Auto V." Released last fall and created with a budget of more than $100 million, Rockstar Games boasted $1 billion in sales in the first three days of...

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