Patrick Jagoda is a game designer and professor of Cinema & Media Studies and English at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Fourcast Lab where he collaborates with artists including Heidi Coleman, Marc Downie, Ben Kolak, Kristen Schilt, and Ashlyn Sparrow. Fourcast Lab (https://fourcastlab.com/) has created several alternate reality games, including the parasite (2017), Terrarium (2019), A Labyrinth (2020), and ECHO (2020), which take up themes including diversity and difference, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. With Melissa Gilliam, he is also co-founder of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, which creates serious games about STEM and public health for and with youth of color on Chicago's South Side. Patrick's digital media work, board games, video games, and alternate reality games have been featured in news publications including Wired, The New Republic, Fast Company, Pacific Standard, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Hyperallergic, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. His books include Network Aesthetics (2016), The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer (2016), and Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification (2020). Patrick is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2020, he is participating in his first IndieCade.