Heather Chaplin is director of the Journalism + Design program at the New School and the recipient of two Knight Foundation media innovation grants. She is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and recently finished a paper for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on playable models. Chaplin covered videogames for ten years for All Things Considered, The New York Times, and The LA Times, among other places. She is the co-author of Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, a New York Times Notable Book of 2006. Her next book will be published by Simon & Schuster in fall 2016.