On this episode of the STEM Read Podcast, we’ve got three perspectives on technology, empathy and e-sports. Host Gillian King-Cargile (@gkingcargile) and Kristin Brynteson (@kbrynteson) interview George Couros, author of The Innovator’s Mindset about creating a positive atmosphere for students by using technology to bring people together. Next, Gillian talks to NFL-kicker-turned-sci-fi-author Chris Kluwe about sports, e-sports, empathy in gaming, and how all of that informed his first novel Otaku. Finally, Gillian talks to Keisha Howard, co-founder of Sugar Gamers, about representation in the video game industry and ways to support girls and women in all aspects of gaming. All of these experts share great advice to help you teach, shelter, and stay positive during these unprecedented times.
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The STEM Read Podcast is produced in collaboration with WNIJ.
Notes & External Links
- George Couros
- George Couros on Twitter
- The Innovator’s Mindset
- Innovate Inside the Box by George Couros and Katie Novak
- Kristin Brynteson also interviewed George on Failure Bites.
- George Couros’s TEDx Talk
- STEM Read’s Canned Goods: Non-Perishable Activities for E-Learning
- Chris Kluwe on Twitter
- Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies
- Chris Kluwe’s TED Talk
- How Stuff Works: Virtual Reality
- Haptic Technology in Development at Carnegie Mellon
- Keisha Howard: A Geek of All Trades
- Sugar Gamers
- Project Violacea
- Keisha Howard’s TEDx Talk
- Keisha is one of “20 Women in Gaming You Should Know”
- NIU has virtual summer camps for budding sci-fi writers, scientists, and video game makers.
- Future Telling: Science + Fiction Conference Postponed. Webinars Coming Soon!
- NIU Esports has pick-up games online and is launching an Esports minor in Fall 2020.