Communication and media expert Howard Rheingold interviews Katie Salen about the themes and aspirations of the 2011 Digital Media and Learning Conference in Long Beach, CA, Mar. 3-5, 2011.
Salen, a game designer, is: a professor of Design and Technology; Director of the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons the New School for Design; Executive Director of a non-profit called the "Institute of Play" that is focused on games and learning; and Founder/Executive Director of Design of "Quest to Learn," a new 6-12th grade public school in New York City. She is the Conference Chair for the DML Conference 2011.
As a designer, Katie Salen was especially excited about the DML2011 theme of "Designing Learning Futures": "The thing that I'm most excited about, because my background is in design, is bringing that area into a larger visibility within the conference this year."