John Sharp is the Associate Professor of Games and Learning in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design where he is co-director of PETLab (Prototyping, Education and Technology Lab). John is a game designer, graphic designer, art historian and educator. His research is focused on game design curriculum, videogame aesthetics, the history of play, and the early history of computer and video games. John is a member of the game design collective Local No. 12, which creates games from and for cultural contexts and conventions. He is also a partner in Supercosm LLC, a consultancy for non-profits and organizations in the arts, education and entertainment fields.