Jane McGonigal to Keynote PAX East
"We can bring our love of games to our real lives... unlocking our natural ability to be more motivated, more optimistic, more curious, more collaborative, more determined, more resilient and more ambitious", said Jane McGonigal. "We can play games to practice being the best version of ourselves. We should celebrate that and find ways to be a gamer in our real lives." McGonigal launched her mission to change the world at GDC in 2008 when she challenged developers to use gaming to tackle real world problems. Since then she has worked at the Institute for the Future, collaborate on games that address everything from a world after peak oil to doomsday scenarios that threaten human extinction. Every gamer knows the kind of passion and dedication we bring to the games we love, said Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade. The idea that we can take this and direct it outward to the real world is something weve always believed in. Janes message is something that will inspire and hopefully provoke us all toward greater action. For registration information please check out the official PAX website.