GEL Seminars

The Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) lab is proud to announce its seminar series. This series of monthly talks gives the MSU community the opportunity to present and learn about ongoing research in computer games on-campus across departments. Talks will be presented on the third Friday of each month in room 161 Comm Arts at 3:00-4:00pm.

If you are interested in presenting your work at one of these seminars, please email Brian Magerko (

Past Seminars

Making Learning Fun: Getting Serious About Games
Brian Winn
TISM Assistant Professor, GEL Co-Director

From Holodeck to Home: Interactive Drama for Entertainment and Training
Brian Magerko
TISM Instructor, GEL Co-Director

Uses of Electronic Games in Advertising: Advertising-As-Entertainment
Mira Lee
Assistant Professor of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing, GEL Principal

Play Patterns, Play Styles, and Learning: Implications for Serious Game Design
Carrie Heeter
Comm Tech Lab Director, TISM Professor, GEL Principle, Creative Director of Virtual University Design and Technology, Adjunct Professor of Education

It's Not (Just) About Games: Th-ink-ing More Broadly About Games and Learning
Kym Buchanan
College of Education Graduate Student, Lead Game Designer of Ink

Worldbuilding and the Ethnography of Storyworlds
Ethan Watrall
TISM Assistant Professor, GEL Principle

RightWay Café: A Computer Game for Health Promotion
Wei Peng
TISM Assistant Professor, GEL Principle