Director of the Alice Project
Carnegie Mellon University
PANEL: Using Digital Games in Higher Education
Eric Brown took over as Director of the Alice Project in March of 2016. Eric first came in contact with the Alice project while having the honor of having Randy Pausch as a Professor while a graduate student at the Entertainment Technology Center receiving his MET in 2006. Eric’s previous work includes co-founding ImpactGames to influence society and promote change through interactive media. Toward this end, ImpactGames developed PeaceMaker, a video game simulation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to promote dialogue and understanding. Unlike most serious games, PeaceMaker bridges the gap between education and entertainment and reached a mass market audience. Other work includes founding The Additive Project bringing 3D printing and product design programming to after school and local youth outreach groups and consulting with a number of large companies and small start-ups on product design and development and game based educational products. Eric was listed among “100 Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World” in Newsweek Japan. He holds a Masters of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and received a BFA in Painting with focused studies in education and computer graphics from Washington University in St. Louis.