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David Simkins

Associate Professor

School of Interactive Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

David Simkins

Associate Professor

School of Interactive Games and Media
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences


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Full Length Book
Simkins, David. The Arts of LARP: Design, Literacy, Learning and Community in Live-Action Role Play. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Simkins, David, et al. "Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines: Exploring Simple Machines in an Open-Ended, Collaborative Sandbox." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 2014. Ed. M. Castro and E. Tovar. Madrid, Spain: n.p., 2014. Print.
Goodman, Gordon and David Simkins. "Updating Aristotle, Freytag, and Campbell with Lakoff and Frames: Designing Interactive Narratives in Games." Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 2014. Ed. M. Castro and E. Tovar. Madrid, Spain: n.p., 2014. Print.
Simkins, David, et al. "Gone Home: Playful narratives and Classroom (De)Constructions of Contemporary Culture." Proceedings of the Games+Learning+Society. Ed. A. Ochsner, et al. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press, 2014. Print.
Simkins, David. "Designing Beyond the Game: Leveraging Games to Teach Designers About Interaction, Immersion, and Ethical Perspective." Proceedings of the Games+Learning+Society. Ed. A. Ochsner, et al. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press, 2014. Print.
Steinkuehler, Constance, Sean Duncan, and David Simkins. "Massively Multiplayer Online Games & Education: An Outline of Research." Proceedings of the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Ed. C Chinn, G Erkins, and S Putambekar. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 2007. Print.
Journal Paper
Simkins, David, Seann Dikkers, and Eliabeth Owens. "Unbroken Immersion." Well Played 2. 1 (2012): 13-25. Print.