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Jane McGonigal

Jane is a designer of alternate reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is also the author of two books about games and one about futurism. Jane has taught game design and game studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2008 she became the Director of Game Research & Development at Institute for the Future and in 2012 Chief Creative Officer at SuperBetter Labs. Jane’s TED Talk “Gaming Can Make a Better World” has been watched over 6 million times.

She is vegan (implying a sentiocentric moral scope) and an atheist (implying a naturalistic worldview).

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