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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

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Colleen Macklin

Associate Professor Of Media Design, Parsons School of Design, MA International Affairs '13
Colleen Macklin is a game designer, a professor in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design, and founder and co-director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab that develops games for experimental learning and social engagement. PETLab projects include disaster preparedness games and sports with the Red Cross, the urban activist game Re:Activism, and the physical/fiscal sport Budgetball. PETLab has also designed game design curricula for the Boys and Girls Club and administers a design fellowship in reproductive justice with the Ms. Foundation. Macklin is a member of the game design collective Local No. 12, best known for their social card game, The Metagame. She is a director’s fellow at the MIT Media Lab, where she collaborated on a series of games with students and faulty, including Microcultures, a social card game about the human microbiome. Her work has been shown at Come Out and Play, The Whitney Museum for American Art, and Creative Time. She is co-author of the books Games, Design and Play: A detailed look at iterative game design and Iterate: Ten Lessons in Design and Failure.