Executive Board

Who are they? Meet the members of the EB and play a game!

What should you do?
1. Read the descriptions of each member carefully
2. There is some information missing in each the descriptions
3. Find the missing information, and link it with the person you think it belongs to.

Chair: Heide Lukosch
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Occupation and interest in gaming

Associate Professor at the Human Interface Technology (HIT) Lab at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Interested in the design and application of games to solve complex problems and make people, organisations and societies more resilient. 

As an ISAGA board member my intention is

To maintain and develop the strengths of the ISAGA community and its constructive exchange of knowledge and experiences between game practitioners, researchers, and users. Aiming at making ISAGA as inclusive as possible.

What else I like you to know about me

In my research, I co-design and evaluate physical, hybrid and digital games, and love to introduce the instrument as a powerful way to constructive and meaningful play.

Favorite Games
Yard Crane Scheduler (InThere)
TeamUp! (The Barn)
MachiaCelli (TU Delft – Freese, Tiemersma & Lukosch)

If I were a film, I would be…..

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Secretary: Sebastiaan Meijer
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Occupation and interest in gaming

I am a scientist with 20+ years of experience in gaming. My first ISAGA conference attended was Nijmegen, 2007

As an ISAGA board member, my intention is…

to make ISAGA valuable for scientists, practitioners, and game-evangelicals alike. Can-do mentality, that is what I am offering ISAGA.

What else I would like you to know about me?

42, but what was the question?

Favourite game

I hate playing games

If I were a film, I would be…..

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Elena Likhacheva
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Occupation and interest in gaming

Researcher at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. I was put into Simulation and Gaming world like a kitten in 2005.

Areas of interest: effectiveness of simulation gaming as instruction method, processes of decision- and sense-making, the role of facilitator in simulation and gaming. Special scope is at simulation games on sustainable development.

As an ISAGA board member my intention is

to connect people – to contribute to communication (website, newsletters etc.), contribute to online conferences and summer schools.

What else I would like you to know about me

I hold a PhD degree in psychology. I love sports, dancing, nature and games        … and dreaming

Favourite games
Card games
Fish banks
Volleyball

If I were a film, I would be…..

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Treasurer: Nettie Wester
Game case, The Netherlands

Occupation and interest with gaming

Game developer and team coach at Game Case. I use games and serious play to help teams to change and grow. 

As an ISAGA board member my intention is

to support the ISAGA community and to help spread the word about the benefits of game and play in the world. I am currently the treasurer of ISAGA and deal with membership administration.

What else I would like you to know about me

I am a fan of experience learning. Not only through games but also interventions like storytelling or systemic work.

Favorite games

Too many to mention

If I were a film, I would be…..

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Hidehiko Kanegae, 
Ritsumei University Japan

Occupation and interest with gaming

Professor, School of Policy Science Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. 

President and chair, Japan Association of Simulation & Gaming (JASAG).

Urban and region dynamics simulation, City planning gaming simulation, Urban Digital Transformation Simulation, Policy exercise, Disaster mitigation gaming simulation, Sustainable development and planning gaming simulation

As an ISAGA board member my intention is

 My intension is to ensure that the many intellectual assets and legacy of S&G are passed on to the next generation.  At the same time, it’s my mission as a boar member to reunite with ISAGA by organizing some invisible Local SAGAs in some countries.

What else I would like you to know about me

 I believe gaming literacy and gamified Society are backbone for Society 5.0.

Favorite games
Fishbanks
Simcity

If I were a film, I would be…..

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Marcin Wardaszko
Kozminski University, Poland

Occupation and interest with gaming

Assistant Professor at Kozminski University with 17 years of serious gaming experience. Also working with serious and video game industry. My interests evolve around game-based research methodology, complexity representation in gaming, mobile and AR/VR serious gaming applications  and DGBL in general.

As an ISAGA board member my intention is

Support the S&G community and promote ISAGA. Take care of organizational duties at ISAGA Summer School and maintain contact to the local SAG’as. 

What else I would like you to know about me

I  believe in games as a tool for describing and negotiating the complex reality

Favorite games
SysTeamsChange
Super Mario Karts
Kentucky Route Zero

If I were a film, I would be…..

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Marieke de Wijse, 
Radboud University, The Netherlands

Occupation and interest with gaming

PhD Researcher for Radboud University, effects of facilitators interventions in game simulations (Prof Etienne Rouwette and Prof Sander Meijerink). Former game designer and change consultant.

As an ISAGA board member my intention is

Add to the further development of the ISAGA community. To contribute to communication (website, newsletters etc), contribute to online conferences and summer schools.

What else I would like you to know about me

I believe in the power of game simulations, I learned so much myself this way, sometimes (over) challenging, always inspiring.

Favorite games
Group grope Thiagi
Hex Richard Duke

If I were a film, I would be…..

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And now for the game:

Decide who could have said what, and match the numbers with the names!
(Hint: one person is still thinking of an appropriate film :))

Reward: eternal fame and EB appreciation
  1. Four Weddings and a Funeral: 
    Enjoy life and love, trouble comes in anyway.
  2. Le fabuleux destin de Amelie Poulain
    The movie inspires people to see new better inspiring ways by creating games out of simple things, in this case a garden dwarf travelling around the word. Joy is in simple things, imagination creates worlds full of perspectives, play and inspiration.
  3. Pulp Fiction
    This is an American neo-noir movie that tells several stories of criminal individuals. Tarantino plays creatively with the different perspectives in the movie – the perspectives of the characters, revealed through monologues and dialogues, new camera angles, and references to other (seminal) works in the history of film. It’s creativity and unconventional structure inspired many other films and media.
  4. Spinal Tap
    A tale about a metal band on steroids, since this one goes to 11.
  5. The hateful eight
    Nearly a whole film takes place in just one room, so much happened before the encounter of the 8 main persons and so much happens in the room, it is an explosion in the broadest sense of the word.
  6. The life of PI
    A mans tells a remarkable story from a seemingly phantasy like perspective…it is unbelievable but true.