The year is 2100. You live in a dystopic future where the City of Delta has failed to address climate change adequately – it has been affected by sea-level rise, storm surges, heat waves & fires, and communities are facing food shortages, high-prices, increased traffic and pollution.
This Earth week, travel back in time to present day and see if you have what it takes to change the future…for better or for worse. Experience how your choices, decisions and actions today influence longer-term impacts on the quality of life tomorrow and learn about the research behind serious and participatory games that can help educate and engage communities towards a more sustainable future. Play the Future Delta 2.0 scenario-based game, meet the makers and have a go at changing the future!
Date: Monday, April 24th, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM
Location: BC Hydro Theatre, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall
This event is free but advanced registration is advised.
In collaboration with Chef David Speight, we'll have some yummy Earth Day cupcakes to give away, so register today to secure your spot!
The Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) at UBC Vancouver and the Centre for Culture & Technology (CCT) at UBC Okanagan have developed an interactive educational videogame – Future Delta 2.0 that that hopes to narrow the gap between climate change science & action. This research brings together methods from commercial gaming and participatory research to address climate change in an innovative place-based gaming environment.
The game was co-designed with high school teachers and students in the Delta School District, and evaluated as a proof-of-concept in Social Studies and Science classrooms. The purpose of the Future Delta 2.0 videogame is to enable students to experience the choices and decisions that are involved in making Delta an attractive and resilient low-carbon community. The project hopes to personalize climate change solutions and communicate those less tangible.