Sam Gilbert


Sam Gilbert is a researcher on the GoodPlay Project at Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Under the direction of Howard Gardner, the GoodPlay project seeks to understand the ethical dimensions of young people’s use of new digital media. In conjunction with GoodPlay, Sam works with a group of Boston-area researchers and game designers to explore how videogames can address ethical issues and create meaningful experiences. Sam’s research interests include the role of web design in the formation of online norms, the ethics of gaming, and the interface between social networking websites and offline social life. Sam graduated from Harvard University in 2007 with an BA in social studies and plans to pursue graduate study in the social sciences.

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