Paul Darvasi

York University

Paul Darvasi

York University

Biography

Paul Darvasi teaches English and media studies at Royal St. George’s College and is completing a doctorate that focuses on the intersection of games, narrative and pedagogy. He designs pervasive games, including The Ward Game, based on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Blind Protocol, an inter-school alternate reality game that instructs on online security, privacy and surveillance. He has worked with the US Department of Education, UNESCO MGIEP, and Consumers International. He consults, writes, presents and keynotes on the meaningful integration of digital and pervasive games in a variety of instructional environment. He has participated in several international research projects, and his work has been featured in PBS, NPR, CBC, the Huffington Post, and MindShift.