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Beyond Facebook: The Future of Games (and the path along the way)

I thought this was a really great talk. Even though it is technically about the psychology of games and how they are being used to generate huge amounts of revenue (through facebook, online, etc.) I thought Jesse Schell presented some really good observations about the role of technology and games in our society as a whole. Check out minute 13ish where he talks about the book Authenticity, by Gilmore and Pine.


Val Neumark Mickela - director of strategic initiatives & education, founder, headshot

Val Neumark

Val is a brand strategist, educator, facilitator and coach focused on co-designing more relational communications strategies to transform our systems. Through partnerships and collaborations, Val hopes these anti-racist, anti-oppressive spaces and tools will more effectively facilitate connection, strategic-thinking, community building and sustainable growth for non-profits and social impact organizations.

Val has a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts & Media from University of California, San Diego, a Master's Degree in Education from Pepperdine University, and was a 2016 recipient of Pepperdine University's inaugural 40 under 40 Award. In their free time Val plays soccer, loves to hike, and both read and practice karate with their kid.