Pierre-Olivier Montiglio
  • Male
  • Davis, CA
  • United States
  • EveOnline

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Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
University of California, Davis
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
simcity and donkey kong
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Teacher, Researcher
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
a newbie (no game experience ... yet!)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
MMOs, Alternate reality games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Experience and mentorship, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
Managing what kind of player will thrive in a virtual world appears a lot like managing biodiversity in nature by taking care of ecosystems. I am an ecologist researcher looking for open-minded game designers to learn about how games are made, and discuss how ecological thinking may promote in-game player biodiversity! Games sustaining a greater biodiversity are certainly better, albeit for teaching, reaching people or being instruments of change.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Ideas, time, research funding, gentle butt kicks, muffins and contacts with the academic world.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Eve Online
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Self-intoduction: an ecological approach to games.

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

I am a researcher in behavioral ecology. When I am not absorbed in stereotypes like hugging trees or going into endless composting sessions, I do research and sometimes help teaching science courses. I am passionate about biodiversity (the variation you can see every aspect of life) of behavior and personality among people, animals, or avatars within a given group, population or game. This biodiversity is what enables groups to tackle challenges and being resilient to…


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