Thomas Maiorana

2019 Hellman Fellow

tmaiorana@ucdavis.edu

Assistant Professor, Design
UC Davis

Project Title: Playing with Systems:  Tactile Games as a way to Explore Systematic Challenges

Project Description: This project is about creating ways for people to explore, interact and engage with complex systems like climate change and racial inequality through physical games.  These games will transform the perception of a system from an intimidating, impenetrable, abstract concept, to an entity that one can engage and influence.  This fellowship will be a vital part of my progress towards tenure as it will allow me the precious time to develop this creative and time-consuming work, and disseminate it to national and international stages.