The goal of this project is to create a platform that enables increased, multi-perspectival understanding of energy systems, society, environment, and climate.
Energy systems are complex, with a range of stakeholders and conflicting aims. A pedagogical challenge is to increase mutual understanding among relevant actors from a systems perspective.
This project develops a simulation-based megagame and implement six play tests. The megagame simulates a county, its power relations, events, and values connected to the region's needs, production capabilities, and consequences for the environment and climate.
The game's format provides a customizable platform that facilitates dialog and in-depth understanding. The megagame is developed iteratively, creating interactive opportunities for 20-100 participants. Participants must manage tensions arising between their goals of creating a sustainable energy system, and the expectations of the county's citizens, government agencies, and businesses.
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