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Research Project

The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab

2013 – 2016

Project Summary

A series of workshops brought Chicago teens to campus to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students on digital stories, trans-media games, and new media art projects designed to improve health.

Research Team

Melissa L. Gilliam

Melissa L. Gilliam

Executive Vice President and Provost

The Ohio State University

Melissa L. Gilliam is the chief academic officer of The Ohio State University. Previously she served as vice provost, the Ellen H. Block Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. At the University of...

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...


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