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Intergenerational STEM Game Design Workshop @ Moving Image

by Chris Wisniewski and Jordan Smith
June 12, 2015

Several years ago, Museum of the Moving Image presented an exhibition called Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off. This was nothing new for us. We had done exhibitions about video games, featuring playable games in the Museum’s galleries, many times before–we presented our first such exhibition, Hot Circuits: A Video Arcade, … 







Slideshow: Intergenerational Game Design Workshop

by Catherine Jhee
May 22, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, 17 kids between 8-18 years old joined a 50+ adult in their life (parents, grandparents, relatives, or friends) for a free, three-hour video game design workshop at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. hosted by AARP and MentorUp, E-Line Media and the Joan … 







Keeping Family Connections Alive with Technology

by Jeana Lee Tahnk
April 15, 2015

My kids are so lucky. Not only because they have my husband and me as parents (ha), but because they have the luxury of all their immediate family members within driving distance. Grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles are around for family gatherings, holidays and birthday celebrations. Certainly a luxury I didn’t grow up with. 

E-book QuickStudy

by Catherine Jhee
September 20, 2011

In line with our previous research on coviewing and intergenerational play, the research team at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center wants to get a sense of how interactions between adults and children are taking place when reading electronic books, or e-books. How do adults and children read e-books compared to … 







What Do You Get When You Cross a Pony with a Unicorn?

by Carly Shuler
August 3, 2011

What do you get when you cross a pony with a unicorn?  According to 5 year-old Cassie Creighton, you get a ponycorn.  According to renowned game blog Kotaku.com, you get what may just be “the most adorable video game ever created.”  According to me, you get an intergenerational father-daughter experience … 







Let’s Play it Together!

by Mindy Brooks
February 3, 2011

The Sesame Workshop research team has been following the development of a game promoting intergenerational computer literacy. Mindy Brooks shares some of the lessons they’ve learned about designing an educational game that appeals to both parents and kids. How do you design a game to engage both parents and children … 







Catching the Cooney Center Bug: Reflections on My Summer Internship at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center

by Mariel Goddu
September 13, 2010

Stepping onto the elevator at 1900 Broadway for the first time, I took a deep breath and-for the hundredth time since leaving my apartment-lovingly instructed myself to Chill. Out. It was the first morning of my summer internship at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and I was scared. Scared, but … 







The TV Generation Gap

by Marj Kleinman
September 9, 2010

It’s all about TV this week: who’s going to win big with internet TV — Google or Apple, as well as the big 3D changeover. The recent New York Times article, Hey, Dad, Get With the (3-D) Program, addresses the next generation gap. Like previous generations who saw the switch … 







2010 Game Developers Conference (GDC): It’s All About Me, It’s All About We

by Ann My Thai
June 2, 2010

May 2010: This year’s San Francisco Game Developers Conference, the largest annual game developers conference in the world, was marked by a notable focus on player-centered and social game play experiences. These trends began gaining momentum in years’ past, but with the breakthrough success of games such as Farmville on … 







2010 Game Developers Conference (GDC): It’s All About Me, Its All About We

by Ann My Thai
June 2, 2010

May 2010: This year’s San Francisco Game Developers Conference, the largest annual game developers conference in the world, was marked by a notable focus on player-centered and social game play experiences. These trends began gaining momentum in years’ past, but with the breakthrough success of games such as Farmville on …