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"It was Colonel Mustard in the Study with the Candlestick": Using Artifacts to Create An Alternate Reality Game-The Unworkshop

Alina Striner, Lennart E. Nacke, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Matthew Louis Mauriello, Zachary O. Toups, Carlea Holl-Jensen, and Heather Kelley. 2016. "It was Colonel Mustard in the Study with the Candlestick": Using Artifacts to Create An Alternate Reality Game-The Unworkshop. In arXiv:1804.08737 [cs.HC]. arXiv. Online: https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.08737

Abstract

Workshops are used for academic social networking, but connections can be superficial and result in few enduring collaborations. This unworkshop offers a novel interactive format to create deep connections, peer- learning, and produces a technology-enhanced experience. Participants will generate interactive technological artifacts before the unworkshop, which will be used together and orchestrated at the unworkshop to engage all participants in an alternate reality game set in local places at the conference.