Owen Gottlieb's scholarship, design, and public works defy traditional boundaries,
nurturing new modes of positive change.
His work traverses multiple fields including games, religion, education, media studies,
communications, anthropology, dramatic writing for film and television, dance, and
An ordained Reform rabbi and digital game innovator (nominated Most Innovative Game
at the 2013 Games for Change Festival), he is Assistant Professor of Interactive Games
and Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
His Ph.D. is in Education and Jewish Studies, specializing in Digital
Media and Games for Learning. Gottlieb is the founder of ConverJent: Jewish Games
for Learning (founded 2010) and most recently the RIT MAGIC Center's Initiative in Religion,
Culture, and Policy.
The newest game project in his design studio, Lost & Found
, plumbs ancient religious legal systems in
order to model long forgotten successful modes of collaboration and cooperation.