How can immersive and sensing technology bring people closer together? Isbister's Social Emotional Technology lab at UC Santa Cruz builds playful prototypes to help answer this question. She will give a brief overview of some of the lab's research projects and results. Isbister has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and her research prototypes have won awards and been featured in game festivals and museums. This presentation may spark ideas for future projects, products, applications, and collaborations.