Owen Gottlieb

Rochester Institute of Technology

Owen Gottlieb

Rochester Institute of Technology

Biography

Owen Gottlieb, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Interactive Games and Media the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Interactive Games and Media. He is the founder and lead research faculty at the Initiative in Religion, Culture, and Policy at the RIT MAGIC Center, a research laboratory paired with a game studio, MAGIC Spell Studios. Gottlieb’s mobile augmented reality Game, Jewish Time Jump: New York was nominated for most innovative game at the Games for Change Festival. His latest game series, Lost & Found which teaches about medieval religious legal systems of North Africa, has recently been added to the collection at the Strong National Museum of Play. His latest project is a collaboration with physicians and scientists on the use of interactive media and healing. Gottlieb is a Reform Rabbi and is a member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the Writers Guild of America, West, and the International Game Developers Association.