October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Ethan Watrall


Ethan Watrall

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
310 Auditorium
East Lansing Michigan
48824 USA

Ethan Watrall is currently a Principal Investigator at Matrix, a digital humanities research center at Michigan State University. He is also an Assistant Professot in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, where he teaches classes on interactive design, digital game design, serious games, and game studies. In addition, Ethan is a Principal Inverstigator in the Games for Entertainment Lab and the Communication Technology Lab at Michigan State University. His primary research interests center on public archaeological informatics, with a particular focus on exploring the interplay between digital games and the public's perception of the human past, as well as the development of serious games for cultural heritage learning. Beyond his academic works, he has published a number of popular press books on interactive design. Ethan’s digital alterego can be found at http://www.captainprimate.com

Ethan will demonstrate iAKS: A Proposal for a Web 2.0 Archaeological Knowledge Management System. [Demonstration]