Professor Flanagan’s game company Resonym has introduced two new games this year: Phantom Ink and Retrograde. Her recent trip to Gen Con indicated that Phantom Ink is a huge hit already with gamers, families, and enthusiasts! On the writing front, 2023 will begin for Flanagan with the introduction of her new book entitled Playful Oppression: The Legacy of Conquest and Empire in Board Games – MIT Press. This book is the result of several years of research and travel throughout Europe, focusing on Germany and France.
August 31, 2022
August 23, 2022
Professor Mary Flanagan delivered the keynote talk at Gen Con this summer. Gen Con is one of the largest gaming conventions in North America and is held annually in Indianapolis, IN.
May 26, 2022
PortrAIts: Digital Portraiture & Social Identity opened in the BVAC Student Gallery on Tuesday, May 24th with a small but very engaged crowd of viewers. The interactive exhibition explored how artificial intelligence visually reproduces existing forms of bias in our digital commons. The show featured a series of digital portraits created by using a text-to-image generative algorithm trained on large datasets of images sourced from the internet. Viewers were be able to participate in the generation of AI art and engage in critical conversations about the work.
July 26, 2021
Tiltfactor and LabX examine the challenges of forensic science in an upcoming game that will be announced this fall. Can you and your partner figure out the clues in time? Look for a sneak peak coming soon!
July 19, 2021
Dartmouth Alumni Magazine’s, Ask the Expert series, interviewed Professor Mary Flanagan in light of the significant increase in consumer spending on games during the pandemic. Check out what Mary says here.
July 12, 2021
As a scientist sucked into a conflict playing out across parallel universes, you will have to solve puzzles between alternate versions of your lab to stay one step ahead of pursuit. Log in to Steam and check it out here: Entangled on Steam.
July 9, 2021
Sponsored by the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement at Dartmouth (ICE), scientists and humanists gathered to ponder our future from different perspectives. See Tiltfactor’s Director, Professor Mary Flanagan’s talk entitled “Love in the Glitch: Humanizing the Future” here.
June 16, 2021
Dartmouth Professors share six words of life advice with the Class of 2021. See what Professor Flanagan and her colleagues have to say to Dartmouth’s latest grads! https://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2021/06/professors-share-six-words-of-life-advice-with-the-class-of-2021
May 25, 2021
Tiltfactor’s Director, Professor Mary Flanagan’s new chapter, “If you Play it, Do you Believe It?” has now been published in a new book. “Narrative Mechanics: Strategies and Meanings in Games and Real Life“, eds Beat Suter, René Bauuer, and Mela Kocker, Columbia University Press, explores the relationship between game mechanics, political narratives and motivational design.
April 27, 2021
Tiltfactor’s mobile trailer, called the “Playcube” has been used for many different types of events over the years, including art performances, exhibitions, and installations; game play-testing and research studies; and most recently as a ‘rental’ booth for Outdoor Programs. As COVID protocols required social distancing practices, even outside, the play-cube became a safe venue for the rental of cross-country skis and ice skates this past winter. Outdoor Programs will continue to use the cube as a safe place for students to meet program representatives and borrow equipment for various outdoor activities throughout the spring.
April 12, 2021
Aifric Campbell’s new novel The Love Makers contains an essay by Professor Mary Flanagan. For more on her larger Feminist AI project, check out Flanagan’s studio work here: https://studio.maryflanagan.com/
April 5, 2021
Kristen Toohill, former visiting researcher at Tiltfactor and author of the “Buffalo Facilitator’s Workbook” publishes two recent articles discussing both the game and the book. Read “How To Use a Fun Party Game to Tackle Implicit Bias” and “How to Enjoy a Virtual Game Night with Colleagues” to find out more!
March 29, 2021
Flanagan discusses games as an art form and more in this interview on “table for One“.
March 15, 2021
Tiltfactor’s own Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman, along with Tilt alum Geoff Kaufman have a published a new Chapter called “Creating Stealth Game Interventions for Attitude and Behavior Change: An ‘Embedded Design’ Model,” in the book Persuasive Gaming In Context, edited by Teresa de la Hera, Jeroen Jansz, Joost Raessens and Ben Schouten. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021, pp. 73-90. http://doi.org/10.5117/9789463728805_ch05
March 8, 2021
Check out Professor Mary Flanagan’s essay on game history, “A Path to Our Futures,” in the inaugural issue of the new journal ROMchip!
February 25, 2021
Find out in Professor Mary Flanagan’s forthcoming article: “Using Comics and Tweets to Raise Awareness about Gender Biases in STEM.” Co-authored by former Tiltfactor Post-Doc researchers Geoff Kaufman and Gili Freedman, along with Melanie Green of the University of Buffalo. Psychology of Popular Media (forthcoming 2021).
February 22, 2021
Professor Mary Flanagan has published a new essay entitled “Taking Binaries off the Table” in the book Feminist War Games? Mechanisms of War, Feminist Values, and Interventional Games, eds Jon Saklofske, Alyssa Arbuckle, and John Bath. New York: Routledge, 2020.
February 15, 2021
The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Department of Film & Media Studies, and Tiltfactor Lab are partnering up host this virtual event as part of the 2021 Winter Carnival Celebration. Alumni in various parts of the gaming industry including Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto 5), Activision (Call of Duty), and Xbox (Wasteland 3), and Electronics Arts (The Sims 4) will participate in a panel moderated by Professor Mary Flanagan on Tuesday, February 16th at 5:00pm. REGISTER HERE TO JOIN THE EVENT
February 4, 2021
Tiltfactor’s Mary Flanagan and Post-Doc Alums Geoff Kaufman and Gili Freedman Study the Power of Obituaries
Flanagan and others have recently published an article in the Psychology of Popular Media entitled: “Obituaries can popularize science and health: Stephen Hawking and interest in cosmology and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.”
January 19, 2021
Professor Mary Flanagan, Director of Tiltfactor, has published an essay entitled “Enter the Dragon” which is included in De Koven’s posthumously published book, The Infinite Playground. The essay describes the time that Flanagan met De Koven in Denmark during a game event at a DiGRA conference. Flanagan details a game De Koven led– a physical, group game that opened the minds of even the most experimental game designers present. His knack for getting the naysayers and spoil-sports to truly play, to move outside their comfort zone into a realm of discovery, will always be remembered.
January 11, 2021
Tiltfactor’s Mary Flanagan discusses the psychology and meaning of games from a long term humanistic perspective in this fun podcast with game designers Gil Hova and Emma Larkins.
January 4, 2021
Find out in this article co-written by Tiltfactor’s Mary Flanagan, Max Seidman, and others in the journal Psychology of Violence.
December 28, 2020
Professor Flanagan discusses Tiltfactor’s work during the online Games for Impact festival in Poland celebrating games with social impact on December 8-11, 2020.
December 21, 2020
Check out this comprehensive report on Tiltfactor’s large multi-year research project on bias and women inn STEM! Cutting Through the Bias: Using Games and Interactive Experiences to Transform Bias Against Women in STEM, is now available on Amazon!
December 14, 2020
In January 2021 Tiltfactor Lab will kick-off a new project with the National Academy of Sciences LabX to design and develop a board game to engage and excite players about science!