Explore contagion beyond labs in games, applications, and interactives. Immerse yourself in the arcade: investigate outbreaks, become a con-tagious con-artist, or create your own infectious networks!
CDC Solve the Outbreak
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention trains people to be ‘disease detectives,’ whose job is to investigate infectious diseases. This game gives you a chance to step into these detectives’ shoes, and try to solve different outbreaks that are occurring. The game requires you to carefully read and analyze the clues, find potential causes for the disease, and think of ways to help curb the spread.
This quick 5-minute game challenges you to create viral content. In the process of playing it you may discern patterns and strategies used in the transmission of COVID-19 misinformation. So while COVID vaccines are being administered, you can inoculate yourself against the parallel spread of the infodemic.
Become a superspreader of fake news in this game, where the only goal is to increase your followers while maintaining a mirage of authenticity. Find out how to create false narratives that are just believable enough, become a successful fake news-monger, and use your new-found skills to keep an eye out for such tactics on social media!
The Wisdom and/or Madness of Crowds