OWEN GOTTLIEB

SCHOLAR, GAME DESIGNER,
RABBI, SCREENWRITER

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 software development.

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 plumbs ancient religious legal systems in order to model long forgotten successful modes of collaboration and cooperation.
MEDIA COVERAGE
Interview segment
@33min 46sec
Games for Change Blog
The Jewish Daily Forward
PROJECTS, INITIATIVES, & COMMUNITIES
Founder and Director
Founder and Lead Researcher
Religion, Culture & Policy
Initiative @ MAGIC

Co-Founder
Blogger
HONORS & AWARDS
Jewish Time Jump: New York
Nominated Most Innovative
Game of 2013
ConverJent: Two Time Recipient
Signature Covenant Grant

Emerging Scholars Award
Recipient
AFFILIATIONS
Assistant Professor,
Interactive Games
and Media, RIT
Affiliate Faculty
RIT MAGIC Center
Game Designer
Screen and Television Writer
Reform Rabbi
Faculty of Expert Practitioners