Outreach and Promotion for The Tessera

The Tessera (thetessera.org) is an educational Alternate Reality Game for teens aimed at advancing computational thinking and computer history awareness. The game is an interactive mystery in which players engage with the history of computing by interacting with famous persona-- including Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, and Grace Hopper-- who influenced the development and growth of information technologies. A joint production between Brigham Young University, the University of Maryland, Tinder Transmedia, and the Computer History Museum in Mountain View California, the game is funded by the NSF’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning program.

Duration
Fall 2016
Principal Investigator
Total Award Amount
$3,592.21