Project

Let's play: Waste at MIT

Agnes Cameron 

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Let's play: Waste at MIT is a game about trash; it’s also a game about understanding civic infrastructure. This project explores the use of games to engage citizens, impacting real-world actions in complex civic systems. Working with waste management and sustainability efforts on campus, this project uses MIT as a living lab to study the link between interaction and action in civic media. More generally, this project looks at ways in which participatory, critical and exploratory games can give people agency over the complex systems that surround them.

Participate in the project by playing! Visit wasteatmit.media.mit.edu to learn more. The code for this project is open-sourced at: http://github.com/agnescameron/trashgame.

Let's play: Waste at MIT is a game about trash; it’s also a game about understanding civic infrastructure. This project explores the use of games to engage citizens, impacting real-world actions in complex civic systems. Working with waste management and sustainability efforts on campus, this project uses MIT as a living lab to study the link between interaction and action in civic media. More generally, this project looks at ways in which participatory, critical and exploratory games can give people agency over the complex systems that surround them.

Participate in the project by playing! Visit wasteatmit.media.mit.edu to learn more. The code for this project is open-sourced at: http://github.com/agnescameron/trashgame.