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The​ Parasite​:​ ​An​ ​Alternate​ ​Reality​ ​Game​ ​for​ ​Orientation

January 8, 2018

In this feature on the theater site HowlRound, Patrick Jagoda and Heidi Coleman describe their work with the Gaming Orientation research project.

“Playing at Orientation”

November 27, 2017

In this Q&A with The Chronicle of Higher Education, Patrick Jagoda and Heidi Coleman describe their work on "The Parasite," the alternate reality game that emerged from their Neubauer Collegium research project Gaming Orientation.

Gaming Orientation Project Immerses Incoming Students in Alternate-Reality Game

September 29, 2017

In this UChicago News article, the faculty researchers on the Neubauer Collegium Gaming Orientation project reflect on the alternate-reality game they unveiled during Orientation Week.

UChicago Charts Future of Ethnographic Research

April 10, 2017

Faculty Fellows Forrest Stuart (The State, Violence, and Social Control in the Contemporary World), Kimberly Hoang (The Economy and its Boundaries), and Kristen Schilt (Gaming Orientation) represent a new generation of sociologists advancing the University’s multidisciplinary tradition. 

Game-Designing Professor Will Take Leave Next Year

February 17, 2017

Faculty Fellow Patrick Jagoda (Gaming Orientation Project) has big plans for his sabbatical, including creating a game in which players will tackle a series of medical mysteries and epidemiological disasters. 

“The Network Imaginary”: A Review of Patrick Jagoda’s Network Aesthetics

November 7, 2016

In this review of Neubauer Collegium Fellow Patrick Jagoda's Network Aesthetics, published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, critic Mary Pappalardo writes that the book "demands that we reconsider the omnipresence of the term 'network' and the seemingly concrete meanings that have come to adhere to it. It asks us to think seriously about what we mean when we talk about networks, what it means to undergird our daily life with network logic, and what possibilities exist once we start imagining networks — and the connection they enable — differently."

Neubauer Collegium Principal Investigator Patrick Jagoda featured in Chicago Reader story

August 17, 2016

Patrick Jagoda comments on video games' role in art and academia.