Event Archive

(partial archive)

July 22-24, 2014: Marientina Gotsis and Maryalice Jordan-Marsh presented several talks at Serious Play 2014, hosted by USC.

June 25, 2014: Marientina Gotsis, Maryalice Jordan-Marsh and Vangelis Lympouridis presented a paper on  at HCI 2014 in Crete, Greece. Gotsis co-chaired a session again this year with Marc Fabri on Experience Design for Behavior Change.

June 19-20, 2014: Marientina Gotsis lectured at Radboud University’s conference entitled Developing video games for mental health & emotional well being.

June 9-14, 2014: Yasaman Hashemian and Yuting Su attended the UBISS 2014 summer school in Finland.

May 5, 2014: Marientina Gotsis and Dave Baron co-chaired the session Concussion in Youth Sports: The Role of Psychiatry at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in New York, NY.

March 14, 2014: Marientina Gotsis presented and moderated a panel on games for health in pediatrics for CTIP Conference.

February 5-7, 2014: Marientina Gotsis was invited to the USC/WHO/ITU mWellness Conference as a contributor, co-moderator and student pitch juror, at the USC Davidson Center.

December 11, 2013: Lily Chou participated at the mHealth Summit in a Games for Health workshop discussing her game Voice in the Garden.

July 26, 2013: Marientina Gotsis co-chaired a panel session with Marc Fabri  at HCI International in Las Vegas, NV. The session title was entitled Designing Experiences for Facilitating Positive Behavior Change. Gotsis co-authored a paper with Alasdair Thin entitled Game-Based Interactive Media in Behavioral Medicine: Creating Serious Affective-Cognitive-Environmental-Social Integration Experiences.

July 21-25, 2013: CM&BHC members were at Siggraph Emerging Technologies demonstrating Skyfarer, an upper shoulder exercise game for people aging with disability,  at  the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

June 20th, 2013: Marientina Gotsis was an invited guest for Karten Design: Conversations, talking about Interactive Design for Health & Happiness,  at Marina Del Rey, CA.

May 9-6, 2013CM&BHC mentees Yasaman Hashemian, Xuan Li, Lily Chou and Jason Mathias presented their MFA thesis projects at the annual IMGD thesis exhibit at USC. For more information please visit: http://interactive.usc.edu/thesis2013.

April 24, 2013: Marientina Gotsis presented progress on Virtual Sprouts to the SC  -CTSI Community Engagement partner celebration dinner at USC.

April 21-24: Chupei Zhang presented Building HPV Vaccine Acceptance: A Case Study of Social Media Potential at the 16th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research in Baltimore, MD.

March 15-17, 2013: Marientina Gotsis presented the talk “Designing Life Experiences (vs. Hamster Wheels): Games for Humans” at the 2nd Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society (ESCONS) meeting at USC. MFA candidate Xuan Li, won Best Software Demo for his thesis project. MFA Candidate Yasaman Hashemian demoed a sneak peak of prototypes for her thesis project Adventurous Dreaming High-Flying Dragon, with MFA ’12 alumna and former CM&BHC consultant, Dai Yun, and presented a peer-reviewed poster. MFA ’12 alumna Erin Reynolds demoed and presented a peer-reviewed poster on Nevermind. MFA Candidate Jason Mathias presented Covalence, an education game for teaching organic chemistry to college students. CM&BHC’s Marientina Gotsis, Vangelis Lympouridis and Fotos Frangoudes demoed a prototype version of Skyfarer, an upper shoulder exercise game designed for individuals aging with disability.

March 12, 2013: Marientina Gotsis, Skip Rizzo, Chad Lane, Richelle Gribble and Brenda Yang participated in the panel discussion Brain and Creativity, organized by USC Interaxon for USC Brain Awareness Week in Los Angeles, CA.

January 17, 2013: Marientina Gotsis presented a talk on Interactive Entertainment for Healing: the Art and Science of Imagination, Somatic Gratification and Presence for the USC Institute of Integrative Medicine at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, in Los Angeles, CA.

January 7, 2013:  Marientina presented an overview of CM&BHC projects at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA.


September 24, 2012: CM&BHC was a showcase for the new USC Center for Interactive Media Technologies in Healthcare (CIMTH) at the Robert Zemeckis Center for the Digital Arts, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, in Los Angeles, CA.

October 16-17, 2012: Marientina Gotsis was an invited participant to the International Workshop on New Computationally-Enabled Theoretical Models to Support Health Behavior Change and Maintenance, in Brussels, Belgium.

September 13, 2012: CM&BHC team attended the new USC Center for Interactive Media Technologies in Healthcare (CIMTH) kick-off at Mas Malo Restaurant in Los Angeles.

June 16, 2012: Marientina Gotsis was invited to present Virtual Reality and Games for Rehabilitation at the 4th National Arm Amputee meeting in Washington, D.C. at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital.

June 14, 2012: Marientina Gotsis and Maryalice Jordan-Marsh presented the Effectiveness of a Web-Based Socially-Networked Physical Activity Diary with Game Features at the 8th annual Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA.

May 7, 2012: Marientina Gotsis lectured on Interactive Media in Translational Research for Southern California Clinical & Translational Science Institute Trainees, 5th year medical students, and students from the MD/PhD Program at the USC HSC Harkness Auditorium on 2250 Alcazar Street, CSC 250.

March 28, 2012: Marientina Gotsis was invited to a Skype guest lecture in Helen Wang’s COM632: Information and Communication Technologies for Wellness Promotion taught at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

March 29, 2012: Marientina Gotsis participated in a Technology Forum for USC’s EdMonth at USC.

February 1, 2012: Marientina Gotsis was invited to attend a White House Roundtable in Games and Healthcare in Washington, D.C. with a group of designers, technologists, health care experts and government officials.


November 30, 2011: Mark Hantoot led a USC Center for Excellence in Research at USC entitled “Reaching out through the Behavioral Sciences” with guest speaker Linda Mayes from Yale University.

September 16, 2011: Marientina Gotsis participated at Artifacturing Workshop: Future of Kids Technology at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, CA.

April 19, 2011: Marientina Gotsis and Mark Hantoot gave a presentation on CM&BHC’s projects to faculty, students and other researchers at the Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

March 25, 2011: Marientina Gotsis gave a lecture entitled Interactive Entertainment for Obesity Prevention & Treatment: Current Research & Future Horizons at the 1st, Annual Research Symposium, Charles Drew University in Los Angeles, CA.


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