Jane Mcgonigal

Jane McGonigal

Director, Games Research, Institute for the Future

Jane McGonigal is director of games research at the Institute for the Future. She is the inventor of SuperBetter, which has helped over a million players recover from symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. Specializing in alternate reality games that tackle real-world problems, McGonigal has created games for the American Heart Association and World Bank Institute and developed game workshops for large companies. She teaches the How to Think Like a Futurist class for the Continuing Studies program at Stanford University. McGonigal is the author of Reality is Broken and SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully. Her TED talks on how games can make a better world have more than 15 million views.

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