A Breakout Session at the 4th UNAOC Global Forum, December 2011, Doha
This session, developed in partnership with QATAR, focused on creative uses of video games, smart phone gaming applications and interactive Internet-based programmes as platforms for social inclusion and the better understanding of different cultures. Participants pointed to amazing opportunities but also risks and challenges. They stressed the importance of playfulness in promoting diversity.
The group agreed to work together in the development of a smart phone application on intercultural dialogue.
Prof. Scot Osterweil
Creative Director, The Education Arcade, Comparative Media Studies, MIT, USA
Director, Magic Lantern, UK
Executive Director, Learning Games Network, USA
Mr. Claude Joli-Coeur
Assistant Commissioner, National Film Board, Canada
Professor Communications Department, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina