Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned game designer and Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future.

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Here's Why You Should Step into the Future with Facing History

Posted by Jane McGonigal on November 3, 2016

From November 13-14, Facing History and Institute for the Future will virtually gather secondary school students, educators, and community members from around the world  to play Face the Future: A Game About the Future of Empathy. Set in 2026, the game invites us to think about what empathy might look like—and how that future will impact the choices we make today. Read more from Jane McGonigal, world-renowned game designer and Director of Games Research and Development at the Institute for the Future, about why you should care about imagining the future. 

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Topics: Social-Emotional Learning, Empathy, Community Conversations

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