Games 4 Change
When I grow up, I want to work for these people: Games 4 Change.
It is easy to lose one's focus, especially in grad school where there are so many pressures and the assumption that a successful student will go on to research at a university - the more prestigious the better the the degree-granting institution.
And when I applied to UW-Madison, I did, intend in the foreground of my mind, to become a faculty member somewhere. Yet, in the quiet recesses of my heart, I retain the glimmer of hope that digital games can achieve something different than what is taught in the halls of schools. That digital games could finally help people learn to be better people, to become more aware of the ramifications of their choices and actions, and that society could gradually change for the better. Perhaps this can be worked into an academic class, but I begin to question if schools are ready to accept the changes required of them with a new emphasis in the economy, in society, and particularly in the generation that they are and will teach.