Jason Haas

Research Assistant

Jason is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in The Education Arcade and the Center for Mobile Learning in the MIT Media Lab. He is also an Early Career Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Spencer New Civics Education Program. His research focuses on designing interesting civic, multiplayer experiences (for learning and otherwise) and evaluating them in context. Recent work includes the Jigsaw-based 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 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. He is co-author (with Eric Klopfer) of, "The More We Know"  which chronicles the lessons about new media, old media, and education derived from iCue, an NBC-MIT joint venture into interactive learning.
PHOTO INSPIRATION: 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. Call him, "The Ace of Spades."