MLTalks: Colleen Macklin

January 30, 2014


MIT Media Lab, 3rd Floor Atrium


Colleen Macklin is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Design and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab focused on developing games for experimental learning and social engagement. PETLab projects include a curriculum in game design for the Boys and Girls Club, a set of statistical games for the Red Cross Climate Centre, and big games such as Re:Activism and the “fiscal” sport Budgetball. She is a member of the game design collective Local No. 12, known for their card game the Metagame, and The Leisure Collective. Her work has been shown at Come Out and Play, SoundLab, The Whitney Museum for American Art, and Creative Time. She has a BFA in media arts from the Pratt Institute, and did graduate studies in computer science at CUNY and international affairs at The New School.

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