E18 From Production Studies to Serious Games (feat. Dr. Casey O'Donnell)

In this episode, host Robby Ratan has a chat with Dr. Casey O'Donnell, a game developer and associate professor at Michigan State University. They talk about Casey's background in science and technology research, game development, MSU's top-ranked game design program for undergrad and professional students, serious games, and -- of course -- avatars.


O'Donnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. His research examines the creative collaborative work of video game design and development (for both AAA & independent game development communities), and has spanned game development companies from the United States to India. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).


Casey also actively serves as part of MSU's Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab, and works as an active game developers, having released 'Osy' in 2011, 'Against the Gradient' in 2012, 'GLITcH' in 2013, and 'Sparks of Eternity' in 2014. Casey's games, research, courses, and more can be found at his website.