Jane McGonigal will be the featured speaker at the Oncor Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series.
Jane McGonigal is a visionary game designer and futurist who emphasizes the power of games to solve problems. Named by The New York Times as one of 10 scientists with the best vision for what is coming next, and by Oprah Winfrey as one of the 20 most inspiring women in the world, McGonigal is harnessing the power of the Internet games in new ways to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world today and tomorrow.
In her engaging, forward-thinking book Reality is Broken, Jane McGonigal makes the case that the gamer spirit — an attitude of fun, dedicated, collective problem-solving — is our greatest asset as we face the social, economic, and environmental problems of the 21st century. She argues that game designers are happiness engineers who are experts in making difficult tasks engaging..