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Paul Darvasi

Royal St. George's College
Educator
Toronto, Canada
Paul Darvasi teaches at Royal St. George's College in Toronto, Canada, and he's a PhD candidate in York University's Faculty of Education, with a focus on digital and pervasive games in educational environments. He experiments with video games and interactive technology in his classes, unpacking texts with student produced digital museums, hypertext and transmedia.

He designed The Ward Game, a 30-day pervasive game to teach One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and co-designed Blind Protocol, an inter-school Alternate Reality Game (ARG) that instructs on online privacy and surveillance. He has worked with the US Department of Education, UNESCO, foundry10, Consumers International, iThrive, Alliance Numerique and has participated in several international research projects. He is on the board of the Take 21 Film Festival, an active member of the IGDA Learning and Education Games Special Interest Group, and on the advisory board for GameTrain Learning.

Paul’s work has been featured in NPR, PBS, CBC, Radio Canada International, The Current, Spark, the Huffington Post, Polygon, Killscreen, Endgadget, Gamasutra, Ottawa Morning, Edutopia, La Presse, Xataka, District Administration, and MindShift.