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In 2012 when I began my time at the American Museum of Natural History, I created a new blog to talk about my adventures exploring issues related to digital media and museum-based learning. It featured original interviews, thought pieces, and highlights from my work and those of my colleagues at the AMNH. Starting in 2020, with the launch of Barry Joseph Consultancy, LLC, I turned this blog into a place to explore digital engagement writ large. Please check out some recent posts below or dive deep into the entire blog.

  • eSports Students Use Video Games for College Outreach
    by Barry on August 16, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    This past week I had the pleasure of producing an eSporting event led by City College of New York students for Harlem Week. Harlem Week is an annual celebration of “the best of Harlem.” CCNY, located in West Harlem, offered … Continue reading →

  • Curated List of Games for Civic Identity
    by Barry on July 14, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    This month I had the pleasure of working with Andy Robertson, who founded and runs the amazing Family Video Game Database, to highlight a collection of video games that can develop a deep sense of civic identity. If you are … Continue reading →

  • What happened when a museum asked itself What data is driving our decision making?
    by Barry on June 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Madlyn Larson has worked at the Natural History Museum of Utah leading Research Quest for over a decade. Research Quest leverages the Museum’s collections and their research for science learning in middle school classrooms. I began working with Madlyn last … Continue reading →

  • The ONE Game to Play to Understand Your Teenage Gamer
    by Barry on June 7, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Perhaps nothing creates more anxiety for adults than imagining what their teens are up to when no one is watching. That’s why my ears perked up when I read this quote in a New York Times interview with Richard Tyler … Continue reading →

  • New Research on Role of Games in Lives of Today’s Teens from Joan Ganz Cooney Center
    by Barry on May 24, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    “We used to love playing Xbox all day. That used to be great. But now that it’s all we really do or have to do, they’re always like, ‘Oh, I’m so bored of Xbox. I just wanna do something else.’” … Continue reading →