Asi Burak is a veteran of the videogame and tech industries, and an award-winning executive producer. He is currently the CEO of Power Play and chairman of the influential industry organization Games for Change (G4C). In 2011, Burak was named one of the "Digital 25: Leaders in Emerging Entertainment" by the Producers Guild of America and Variety Magazine. He has served as a strategic advisor to organizations like EON Productions (producer of the James Bond films), the Tribeca Film Festival, Newsweek, and McCann Erickson, helping guide the strategic use of interactive and gaming. He is often interviewed by media, and has been invited to speak at conferences and institutions including TED Talks, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Clinton Global Initiative, Sundance, CES, SXSW, and GDC. He is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts and holds a Master of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.
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An interview with Asi Burak.
“The idea is that people start making games that train the brain,” Burak said. “Those people usually come from science and they know how to manipulate the brain with experiences to drive it toward positive outcomes.”
An interview with former Israeli Army Capt. Asi Burak helped create a Middle East peace video game called PeaceMaker.