Colleen Macklin is interested in games and game design as an active literacy for the 21st century. She’s a game designer and an Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design, where she founded PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab). PETLab projects include disaster preparedness games with the Red Cross, the urban activist game Re:Activism and the sport Budgetball, which is played in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall between college students and members of Congress. PETLab has also created the game design curriculum for the Boys and Girls Club. She is a member of the game design collective Local No. 12, best known for their social card game, The Metagame. She is currently a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and her work has been shown at Come Out and Play, The Whitney Museum for American Art, and Creative Time. She is also known as DJ station wagon and was once involved in the development of rave scenes in NYC and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.