As Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute of the Future, Jane McGonigal believes that games are far from a waste of time. She can prove games have the power to transform the way we live our real world lives.
After suffering a debilitating concussion that left her bedridden and suicidal, Jane decided to turn her experience into the role-play game SuperBetter. Not only did gamifying recovery help Jane overcome her brain trauma, it has helped half a million people to overturn their depression, anxiety, chronic pain and even cope with terminal diagnoses.
Jane is joined by Kriti Sharma - a leading global voice on artificial intelligence recently named in Forbes '30 Under 30 for advancements in AI' and in the 'Recode 100 list of key influencers in technology in 2017'. Together they’ll explore the latest developments in AI, VR and gaming and ask: "what sort of society are we creating with technology, and who benefits?"
Duration: Approximately 90 minutes, no interval
City Recital Hall Member $35
Group (8+) $35
City Recital Hall Member $25
Group (8+) $25
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