Flanagan is an artist, designer and writer with five scholarly books and fifty articles to her credit; her book Critical Play is standard-issue reading about games and art. She writes essays, poetry, fiction, and journalism for USA Today, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, and Gamasutra. In 2016, Flanagan was awarded an honorary degree in Design from IIT and received the Vanguard award from Games for Change. She has been a fellow at MacDowell, Bogliasco, and a museum scholar at the Getty Museum. [read bio] Recently she keynoted Board Game Studies, Copenhagen, Games for Change NYC, ISAGA Delft, and IGGI York.
“You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else." Juno Díaz