I'm really excited. The official announcement is below, and I posted more about it on my website here. I can't wait to meet and spend time with the other winners at MIT later this month! (Information about past and present TR35 winners and judges is here.)
JANE MCGONIGAL, LEAD DESIGNER FROM 42 ENTERTAINMENT, CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE “TR35” TOP INNOVATORS UNDER THE AGE OF 35 BY MIT’S TECHNOLOGY REVIEW MAGAZINE
Winners to be featured at 2006 Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT
September 8, 2006—Jane McGonigal, an innovator in the field of game design and game studies is included in the annual 2006 TR35 list, published in new issue of MIT’s Technology Review magazine. The list features 35 of the top innovators in science and technology under the age of 35.
Jane McGonigal is a pioneer in the emerging field of Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) and recently completed a PhD in the field of performance studies at UC Berkeley. Her professional design practice and academic research bring together the fields of ubiquitous computing, computer-supported collaborative work, and game design in order to understand how play can create communities capable of extraordinary collective intelligence.
According the Jason Pontin, Editor-in-Chief of Technology Review: “The TR35 is an amazing group of people. Their accomplishments are likely to shape their fields for decades to come. It’s evident when you scroll back and see names like Sergey Brin, Jonathan Ive, and Steve Jurvetson among the past winners.”
The honorees are selected by the editors of the magazine in collaboration with a prestigious panel of judges from major institutions and corporations such as Boston University, Hewlett-Packard Labs, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Caltech, and Applied Materials.