School of Communication
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Lindsay is a professor, game designer, artist and researcher. He is an associate and founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio. His game designs have received awards from the Games for Change Festival, Meaningful Play, Advances in Computer Entertainment and Gamescape. He has published more than 40 papers, articles and book chapters on games since 2009. His creative work has been selected for showcase in more than eight countries and 12 states, including New York, Paris, Rio De Janeiro, Singapore, Istanbul, Sao Paulo, Chicago and Vancouver. He has given talks at the Game Developer's Conference (GDC), SXSW, Online News Association (ONA), Games for Change Festival/Tribeca Film Festival, the Boston Festival of Independent Games and many others. Current academic liaison and former vice president (2015-2016) for the Global Game Jam™, Lindsay also served on the board for the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) between 2013-2015, and co-chairs the International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons and Game Creation events.
Lindsay’s career includes teaching more than 80 courses over 10 years and more than 30 presentations in Asia, the Americas and Europe. He has lead two top game design programs as ranked by Princeton Review. First as the former Armstrong Professor at Miami University (ranked 2010, 2012, 2013) and now leading American University’s Game Lab (ranked top 25 graduate program in 2015). In 2013 his game, Wait, was selected for the 10th Anniversary Games for Change Festival’s Hall of Fame, as one of the 5 best games for social impact in the last decade. Between 2012-2016 he published more than 10 mobile games, two of which reached daily top 100 ranking on iOS for number of downloads.
His published research is focused on games in non-games context, including education, social impact, news and persuasive play. He has also curated and co-curated game exhibitions in Asia, Europe, and North America.
Lindsay has served industry as an independent consultant, web designer, software developer, entrepreneur, business analyst and writer. For fun he races cars in autocross.
University of Illinois at Chicago/Electronic Visualization Lab, Master of Fine Art in Electronic Visualization
Northwestern University, Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Drama
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