John Sharp is a game designer, art historian and educator. He has been involved in the creation and study of art and design for over twenty years. John is a member of the game design collective Local No. 12, which focuses on games as a research platform. He 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 co-directs PETLab (Prototyping, Evaluation and Technology Lab). Additionally, John is a partner in Supercosm, where he focuses on interaction and game design for arts and education clients.