Crossover: The Role of Vid...


I. Forum name:

Crossover:the Role of Video Games in Promoting Public Science Literacy

II. Forum introduction:
The parallel session: The Role of Video game in Promoting Public Science Literacy, relevant to the theme of the World Conference on Science Literacy, focuses on the perspective of the future of mankind, and discusses the theoretical exploration and system construction on promoting public science literacy through video games. We would like to discuss three core issues: (1) presentation and communication of scientific thinking and knowledge in games; (2) three-way collaboration among the game makers, scientists/education establishment, and the government; (3) worldwide cooperative development and resources sharing of science games.

III. Forum agenda:
September 18th, China Science and Technology Museum  



Speech Topic


Host’s speech (Steve Cao)


Speech 1 (Sybil Liu)


Speech 6 (André Thomas)

Speech 2 (Sande Chen)

Speech 4 (Jason Socrates Bardi)

Speech 5 (Junjie Shang)

Speech6 (Yun Xiao)


Discover Game Power by Crossing the Border: Games for Vertical Field: Market Map and Value Analysis


Collaboration Between Learning Game Designers, Scientist and Governments to Create and Implement Award Winning Learning Games

Public Science Literacy Through Entertainment Games

The Five Challenges for Video Game Design

Game-based Learning and Science Education

Application Research and Development Trend on Gamification of Popular Science


Roundtable Dialogue

Worldwide cooperative development and resources sharing of science games


Questions and Conclusion

IV. Forum guests:

Sybil Liu

Senior Research Fellow at Tencent Research Institute
Sybil Liu, senior research fellow at Tencent Research Institute, the director of Discover Game Power by Crossing the Border: Games for Vertical Field: Market Map and Value Analysis.

André Thomas 

Chief Executive Officer at Triseum 
André Thomas' passion for game-based learning resonates inside and outside of the classroom. He founded and serves as the director of the LIVE Lab in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University, where he also teaches game design, game development and interactive graphics techniques. In 2014, he founded Triseum, where he serves as CEO and leads the creation of its award winning academic video games. He is an EdTech Leadership award winner, National Academy of Sciences board member, National Arts Education Association lead instructor, and Chillennium Game Jam chair. André also has been invited to speak at numerous education and technology events both in the U.S. and abroad, including SXSW, TEDx, ASU-GSV, BETT and European Schoolnet. His game-based learning insights and ideas are featured in the Huffington Post, Austin Business Journal, eCampus News and Learning Solutions Magazine, to name a few.
With more than 20 years in CGI production, André has worked around the world on legendary video games, live action feature films and memorable commercials. Previously he was Head of Graphics for EA Sports Football games (including NCAA, Head Coach, NFL Tour and Madden, the longest running and most successful sports franchise in games industry). He also created graphics for such notable films as Men in Black, Con Air, Independence Day, Valiant, Ant Bully and Tomorrow Never Dies.

Sande Chen/ Sandra Lin-Kun Chen

Writers Guild Award and Grammy-nominated Writer and Game Designer;

Sande Chen is the co-author of Serious Games: Games That Educate, Train, and Inform. As a serious games consultant, she helps companies harness the power of video games for non-entertainment purposes. Her career as a writer, producer, and game designer has spanned over 10 years in the game industry. Her game credits include 1999 Independent Games Festival winner Terminus, MMO Hall of Fame inductee Wizard101, and the 2007 PC RPG of the Year, The Witcher, for which she was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in Videogame Writing. She has spoken at conferences around the globe, including the Game Developers Conference, Game Education Summit, SXSW Interactive, Serious Play Conference, and the Serious Games Summit D.C. She writes about serious games, game design, and other topics on her blog, Game Design Aspect of the Month and can be found on Twitter @sandechen

Jason Socrates Bardi

News Director at the American Institute of Physics
Jason Socrates Bardi, MA, MA, is news director at the American Institute of Physics located in College Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. He is a writer, photographer, documentarian and author of two popular books on the history of science: The Calculus Wars (2006) and The Fifth Postulate (2009).
At the American Institute of Physics, Bardi directs the editorially independent nonprofit journalism venture, Inside Science News Service, an outlet that employs journalists, filmmakers, and artists to report on breaking news from across the fields of science for general audiences. Bardi reports on the science of food, human health, cancer and the brain.
He also oversees a team of media relations professionals who promote the latest, breaking advances presented in top journals and at conferences. Their work helps the media and the public understand scientific discovery, and the team also provides training to scientists on how to work with reporters.
Bardi has undergraduate degrees in English, mathematics, and physics from the University of Hartford in Connecticut and graduate degrees in science writing and molecular biophysics from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His scientific research focused on the structure-based design of HIV protease inhibitors and the energetics of mutation-driven resistance to this class of AIDS drugs. His graduate journalism thesis examined science policy, the politics of smallpox eradication, and the decision to indefinitely postpone destroying the last remaining stores of the virus in the U.S. and Russia.
He has a long career as a senior writer and press officer at a number of prominent government agencies and non-governmental organizations in the United States, including NASA, The Scripps Research Institute, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (a component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) and the University of California, San Francisco.

Junjie Shang

Vice-Dean, Graduate School of Education, Peking University
Junjie Shang, associate professor, Ph.D supervisor. 1996, BSc and 1999, MSc, Peking University; 2007, PhD in Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean, Graduate School of Education, Peking University; concurrently, Director, Department of Education Technology. Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Vice-Chairman, National Computer Based Education Society. Member, Academic Committee, National Chinese Educational Technology Association in Higher Education. Council Member, Global Chinese Association on Inquiry Based Learning. Editorial Board Member, Global Chinese Journal for Computers in Education. He works on educational video game (Game-based Learning), science of learning and related technology, leadership and policy of educational technology, information technology education.

Yun Xiao

Director at the Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Science
Yun Xiao is deputy chief engineer and a senior engineer at the Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Science. At the same time, he served as digital network science league secretary-general, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing union executive director of the association of science, Beijing science resources, deputy secretary general, standing director of China youth counselor association council of science and technology, tourism industry association, vice President of Haidian district, the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization "digital innovation, transmission and publishing" mistress China members.

V. Organizer:
Tencent Technology(Beijing)Company Limited