Jason Haas

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Jason Haas, Research Assistant

Jason is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in The Education Arcade and the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on designing interesting civic, multiplayer experiences (for learning and otherwise) and evaluating them in context. Recent work includes the jigsaw-integrating iPad game SANCTUARY and the math and science MMORPG, The Radix Endeavor, as well as an online experience for the experimental theatre piece “Sleep No More.” He is also co-author of, “The More We Know” (with Eric Klopfer) from the MIT Press. He holds a B.A. in Film Studies from Wesleyan University and a M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Technology, Innovation and Education program.

Jason chose his Rock Band™ drumsticks, not just because he was able to each himself to play the drums through that game. He loves rhythm, collaboration, performance, and transgression in digital games, all of which that game has in spades.

Sample of Current Work:

Vanished
Games
A curated alternate reality science mystery game
iCue
Curricula, Games
An interactive learning environment for high school humanities