Owen Gottlieb

RIT/ConverJent

Owen Gottlieb

RIT/ConverJent

Biography

Owen Gottlieb, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the founder and lead researcher at the Initiative in Religion, Culture, and Policy at the RIT MAGIC Center a joint research laboratory and game production company. Gottlieb founded ConverJent: Jewish Games for Learning in 2010. His mobile augmented reality history game was nominated for Most Innovative Game in 2013 by the Games for Change Festival. His team’s newest game series, Lost & Found teaches about medieval religious legal systems. The mobile digital prototype of the game was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the prototype was featured in the Humanities Arcade at the 50th Anniversary of the NEH. Gottlieb is also PI with Crystle Martin (UC Irvine) on a NSF grant supporting the growth and development of a network of early career games and learning scholars.