Game Changer Chicago Launches The Source
This is an exciting week at the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3)
as we launch a new summer program for high school youth: The Source
is a transmedia game to be played on The University of Chicago campus, combining game-based learning, STEM, civic engagement, urban issues and digital badging. The Source
is driven by a nuanced narrative (told via webisodes) by 17-year-old "Adia" and her friends Ros and Micah. You can meet Adia here
Each week, teams of players will complete challenges relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) while learning about major urban issues such as energy scarcity, reproductive health disparities, crime and bullying. Our Game Changer Chicago Design Lab
will conduct a multidisciplinary study of youth as they play The Source
. Our research team brings expertise in economics, public health, education, game design and social sciences.
We invite you to follow The Source
. Unravel the mystery by watching Adia's webisodes, play games created by our Lab, follow our developer's blog, earn badges, and learn about the research and theories behind The Source
. Here are ways to get involved:
The Source was created as part of the Chicago Summer of Learning by Ci3's Game Changer Chicago Design Lab. Program partners include: Museum of Science and Industry, Digital Youth Network, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hive Learning Network, Mozilla, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, and One Chicago.