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Tiltfactor's director gave day one's closing keynote at Connected Life 2016: Collective Action and the Internet, a two day-long conference, held at the University of Oxford on 20th and 21st June 2016. The conference is dedicated to igniting multidisciplinary exchanges on internet research across information studies, digital humanities, psychology,...

Our new research studies published in the paper "High-Low Split" at #chi4good this year show that users demonstrate different types of psychological construal using digital screens-- that is, a focus on concrete details (low level construal) as opposed to "big picture" thinking (high level construal), and media is...

Mary Flanagan's chapter ends the provocative Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming (MIT Press 2016), Edited by Pat Harrigan and Matthew G. Kirschenbaum. The book offers a diverse set of perspectives on wargaming’s past, present, and future, covering both digital and tabletop games.  In her chapter, "Practicing a New War Game," Flanagan notes that wargames have long...

On the 14th of May 2016, Tiltfactor's director, Mary Flanagan, received an Honorary Doctorate in Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She was honored with an honorary degree with Ray Kurzweil, inventor, and Chris Gladwin, entrepreneur. The degree recognized, among other significant contributions, the innovative focus human...

UPDATE: Position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied! We are looking for a full stack developer to create a small mobile application that can capture, process, and display images. The software is to run in a standalone setting— the main reason for mobile is...

Tiltfactor Lab Open House April 27 (Wednesday) 3:30 - 6:00pm Room 245 in the Black Family Visual Arts Center (VAC) Enjoy Thai appetizers and beverages while playing video games developed at Dartmouth's very own Tiltfactor lab, including the award-winning Smorball, as well as top secret games still in development,...

March is a time of many talks! Tiltfactor director Mary Flanagan spoke at the History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series at the University of California Berkeley. The audience represented those interested in art, dance, post colonial studies, gender studies, game design, and even peace...

Everyone, we are excited to announce that Dr. Gili Freedman will be joining our Tiltfactor team. Gili is a social psychologist who is interested in how people interact with each other and how we can make those interactions better. She received her B.A. in Psychology from...

We've been talking about player psychology to nudge us toward a better world for years and years. Journalists have even called this "social engineering." That's interesting, because games are intricate designed systems and typically, though not always, they are social. So social engineering may be...

We'd love to share our gratitude for all of the good Tiltfactor goings-on with you! There is quite a bit to be thankful for this year. Awards This year, to date, Tiltfactor garnered much recognition! Smorball and its 'Best Serious Game' award In September, the Tiltfactor team won...