Heather is director of the Journalism + Design program at the New School. She is the recent recipient of two Knight Foundation grants and is a fellow at The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. She recently finished a paper for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on playable models. Chaplin covered videogames for ten years for All Things Considered, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, among other places. She is the co-author of Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, a New York Times Notable Book of 2006. Her next book will be published by Simon & Schuster in fall 2016.