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Research Project

Gaming Orientation

2016 – 2020

Project Summary

The research team on this project developed and launched an alternate-reality game called The Parasite, which helped new students acclimate to a university setting during College Orientation 2017.

Research Team

Heidi Coleman

Heidi Coleman

Director of Undergraduate Studies and Performance Programs, Theater and Performance Studies; Founder/Director, Chicago Performance Lab

University of Chicago

Heidi Coleman is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Performance Programs for Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago, as well and the Founder/Director of Chicago Performance Lab. She has worked professionally as a director and dramaturg in New York City and San...

Patrick Jagoda

Patrick Jagoda

Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies; Co-founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab and Transmedia Story Lab; Faculty Director, Weston Game Lab

University of Chicago

Patrick Jagoda specializes in media theory, game studies and design, science studies, and twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and culture. He is the co-founder of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab and the Transmedia Story Lab, faculty director of the Weston Game Lab and the...

Kristen Schilt

Kristen Schilt

Associate Professor; Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

University of Chicago

Kristen Schilt's research interests center on sociology of gender and sexualities, the sociology of culture, and the sociology of work and occupations. A central focus of her work is finding new ways to make visible the taken-for-granted cultural assumptions about gender and sexuality that serve...

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