Susana Ruiz

Susana Ruiz is a media artist and scholar working in the intersections between game design, documentary, computational art, and civics. In partnership with mtvU and a team of socially conscious collaborators, Susana developed the multiple-award winning game Darfur is Dying. She is a co-founder of the game design collective Take Action Games, which seeks to address critical social issues via innovative gameplay. Their game RePlay: Finding Zoe/ReJouer: Où est Zoé? produced in collaboration with the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children won several awards including the Ashoka Changemakers global competition “Why Games Matter: A Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care,” and the Adobe MAX Award for Social Responsibility. Susana presents at numerous media and academic venues and has been interviewed by major news outlets including The New York Times, NPR, TIME, and ABC World News. She received a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and an MFA from the University of Southern California, where she is currently pursuing doctoral work.

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