The CGP is a collaborative, interdisciplinary working group and community of players at UW dedicated to the critical study and teaching of games.  We are committed to the idea that games occupy an important part of the contemporary media ecology, and that they are necessary objects of analysis. We hope to foster game research and pedagogy in universities and develop productive interactions between disciplines, scholars, players, and general public.

To accomplish these objectives, the CGP maintains this website, networks with like-minded programs and projects at other universities and institutions, develops original courses and focus groups on games at UW, promotes and publicizes gaming events on campus and beyond, and provides an intellectual and avocational space for scholars, teachers, and players to share their work and their interests.


Membership and participation in the CGP is ad hoc.  The current organizing committee consists primarily of graduate students at the University of Washington, but anyone affiliated with the UW community may “join” the CGP and attend events.


keywords_2012Alan Au, BHI
Nathan Booco, Informatics
Timothy Brown, Philosophy
Andy Butler, Computer Science
David Conover, English
Mark Chen, Education
Annie Deng, Industrial Design
Gabriel de los Angeles, Learning Sciences
Dylan Holmes, MLIS
Theresa Horstman, Education
Kelsey Langlois, CHID
Anna Lopez, Museology
Jonathan Ray Lee, Comparative Media
John Porter, HCDE
Terry Schenold, English
Solon Scott, CHID


Ed Chang, English
Scott Hannus, English
Eliot Hemingway, CHID
Natascha Karlova, Informatics
Merritt Kopas, Sociology
Sarah Kremen-Hicks, English
Ted Lee, Anthropology
Jennifer LeMesurier, English
T.L. Scott, HCDE
Timothy Welsh, English


Ian Paredes, Web Design (2008)
Marcie McCabe, Graphic Design (2013-14)




Project Co-Lead

Terry Schenold
University of Washington


Project Co-Lead

John Porter
Human-Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington

Editor, Critical Gaming Guides

Timothy Brown
University of Washington


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