Pollie Barden


Pollie is an artist, technologist, and game designer. She has run her games in festivals and presented her art in galleries and museums all over the globe. She worked with the Institute of Play for their Quest to Learn (Gaming) School and MobileQuest summer camps. She co-founded and co-designed snagu, photo scavenger hunt game, that was a 2006 mtvU Digital Incubator Award winner. For nine years, Pollie has been engaging people with disabilities, teens and older people with technology with an aim to increase the opportunities to be involved in the open source community building with both software and hardware. She has a masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London, where her focus in on using gameplay and telematic technology to connect people across distance spaces.