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Podcast: SciCafe: Reality is Broken

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Hundreds of millions of people globally — 174 million in the United States alone — regularly inhabit virtual worlds because they provide the rewards, challenges, and victories that are often lacking in everyday life.

In this podcast from a recent SciCafe, Jane McGonigal, who studies games that require and harness the power of collective intelligence, talked about how games can change and influence life in the real world.

The next SciCafe, “Know Your Roots,” takes place on March 2, 2011. Learn more about this popular after-hours series featuring cocktails and conversation about cutting-edge science topics.

The talk was recorded at the Museum on February 2, 2011.

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