By: J.D. Ross
School of Information Studies (iSchool) faculty member Scott Nicholson will lead two events at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse this weekend.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, Nicholson will facilitate a Play-Doh game jam, an event where families can create games together. Participants will use Play-Doh along with a small assortment of other items to make a simple game. After game creation, families will be able to to play each other’s games and vote for the game they liked the best.
On Sunday, Nov. 10, he will run a living exhibit called “Beyond Monopoly” where he will lead participants in exploring newer board games. This activity will accompany the Art of Video Games exhibit currently on display at the museum. Games to be explored include Ticket to Ride, Blokus, Quirkle, Tsuro, and Dixit.
For more information about the events at the Everson, visit their web page.
At the iSchool, Nicholson’s research is focused on transformative games and meaningful gamification. In addition to his research, Nicholson runs the Because Play Matters game lab at the School.