Top of Mind with Julie Rose

World Events, Solitary Confinement, Advertainment

Episode: World Events, Solitary Confinement, Advertainment

  • Apr 21, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 19:52 mins

Guest: Derek Hansen, IT Professor at BYU. He researches interactive systems and human-computer interaction DUST was the name of the exercise, a game really, consisting of online and real-world interaction that unfurled in real-time with some 2000 people participating. The game was designed to engage teenagers in the scientific process. It was created by BYU in collaboration with the University of Maryland and funding from the National Science Foundation. "DUST is a new genre of game with stories that play out over time. As you solve puzzles, the next story elements get revealed. What’s neat is that it’s a fictional story where you interact with the characters, as yourself," says Hansen.