The Play Innovation Lab (informally called PlayLab) is led by Dr. Karen Schrier, Assistant Professor of Media Arts, who works with Marist College students and alumni to collaborate on a variety of playful projects for the Marist College, local, and global community. We design and research a variety of digital and non-digital media experiences, including card and board games, mobile apps and games, and websites. Our mission is to use playful media to help support civic engagement, learning and education, social and community interaction, and ethics and empathy. For more information about our specific projects, please see Projects.
The PlayLab is located in the Lowell Thomas building on Marist Campus, and part of the School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College. Marist College is a mid-sized liberal arts college and regional university located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Starting in September 2013, we will be holding weekly meetings in LT154 on Thursdays from 4 pm - 5 pm. Please email Dr. Karen Schrier at karen (dot) schrier (_at_) marist (dot) e d u. Students, alumni and other members of the community are all welcome to attend our meetings.
(photo taken by and courtesy of Dr. Lyn Lepre)