Monthly Archives: August 2014

Grist: “When climate disaster strikes, just hit the reset button” (Nardi research cited)

August 13, 2014

By Heather Hansman

A recent study from UC Irvine anthropologist Bonnie Nardi and Oregon State communications professor Shawna Kelly discovered that video games can explain complex concepts about climate change in a non-preachy way, and – because gaming is inherently solution based – even offer pathways to address it. The study says that, “Many popular video games sustain compelling storylines that narrativize scarce resources, promote competitive and collaborative social interaction, and foreground survival goals – all necessary skills for making sense of a changed and changing global environment.”

Read the full story on the Grist website.