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Stephen Jacobs

RIT Center for Media, Art Games Interaction and Creativity
Associate Director
Rochester, NY
Stephen Jacobs is an Associate Director of the Center for Media, Art, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) and a Professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT. He has been a game and/or narrative designer on the serious game efforts Just Press Play, Picture the Impossible, MindGamers, Flip for History, and consulted on game design and narrative for Second Avenue Learning, and Ratatoskr Entertainment,Inc and others. He currently serves on the Executive Committee for the IGDA Learning, Education and Games SIG and in the past has been on the Executive Committees for The IGDA Writers and Educators SIGs and has been a presenter at GDC. He has been a Visiting Scholar for the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at the Strong National Museum of Play, for seven years where he contributed to the design of the eGameRevolution permanent exhibit and is currently working on a new exhibit to be opened in 2016 on Science Fiction Toys and Games. He founded the Jewish Play Project ( http://jewishplayproject.org) to support the study of the role and impact of over 200 years of Jewish designers, engineers and inventors, in toys, games, coin-op and video games.

His resume also includes stints as: Bench Tech for Crazy Eddie's, Sign Language Interpreter for Deaf Street Gangs and Paramount Pictures' "Children of a Lesser God," Educational Filmmaker, and Technology Journalist.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, November 22


Sunday, November 23