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Stephen Jacobs is an RIT Associate Professor in the Department of Interactive Games and Media, and the Director of the Lab for Technological Literacy at RIT. He is also a Game Writer/Designer for Ratatoskr Entertainment, Inc. For the past several years he has been on the Executive Committees for The IGDA Writers and Educators SIGs and has been a presenter at GDC faculty for the several years. His resume also includes: Museum Exhibit Designer, Bench Tech for Crazy Eddie's, Sign Language Interpreter for Deaf Street Gangs and Paramount Pictures, Educational Filmmaker, and Technology Journalist.

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Posted by Stephen Jacobs on Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:50:00 EDT in
During GDC Tuesday night over 70 American and Israeli game industry members, friends and family sat down last night to celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Passover with a Seder.

Posted by Stephen Jacobs on Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:47:00 EST in
This year the dates for the Annual Game Developers Conference fall during Passover. Members of the industry are sponsoring a seder for those away from home for the holiday

Posted by Stephen Jacobs on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:41:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Indie
Game Profs often have to struggle with conflicting requirements of the Ivory Tower and Industry. Today RIT is launching a dual-headed new entity called MAGIC (Media Arts Games Interactivity Creativity)that will allow us to have our cake and eat it too.

Posted by Stephen Jacobs on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:24:00 EST in
My picks for the new International Game Developers Association elections.

Posted by Stephen Jacobs on Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:54:00 EDT in
Negatives always draw attention. We know that one nut case who plays games and decides to go out with a splash gets more visibility than any of the positives about games. So it is with controversy and the IGDA. Time to accentuate the positives of the IGDA

Posted by Stephen Jacobs on Mon, 01 Jun 2009 04:06:00 EDT in
How Responsible is the IGDA for the ethics and practices of their Board Members?

Stephen Jacobs's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 02/20/2013 - 02:47]

Last 24 hours to sign ...

Last 24 hours to sign up

Comment In: [Blog - 06/20/2009 - 10:54]

Thanks for your comment. Emailed ...

Thanks for your comment. Emailed response to me has been positive. I welcome all opinions here, natch. I expect to see a lot of positive change once the new director is in place. I'd be happy to have you post information on other simillarly-sized associAtions with simillar dues structures to ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/01/2009 - 04:06]

Martin, ask Simon :- An, ...

Martin, ask Simon :- An, hit that IGDA forum link for more. SJ

Comment In: [Blog - 03/04/2009 - 08:04]

As an Iron Chef Fan, ...

As an Iron Chef Fan, a game Prof and a Developer I can say this was chock full of tasty bits of goodness :- WIll be sending the link to my students. Looking forward to catching up at GDC. SJ