I have recently been enlightened by the Jejune institute. ( Not to be confused with the Elsewhere Public Works agency ) you can visit them at http://jejuneinstitute.org
The Jejune Institute aims to maximize human potential through the continuing advancement of socio re-engineering methods across the geopolitical realm. We accomplish this through financial support, independent research, and experimental initiatives developed through our many international facilities.
The origins of the Jejune Institute are in the San Francisco Bay Area, where in 1962 a small academic society first gathered around a common interest in the advancement of socio-re-engineering methods. A cross-disciplinary approach was quickly embraced as students and professors from diverse areas of studies began to associate and compare knowledge: Sociologists, Political Scientists, Biologists, and Psychologists all figured prominently among members of other disciplines.
I was so fortunate to visit them in San Francisco during GDC, and it appears they are going to be opening other offices. You should check out jejune institute to see if you might be able to visit them in your area (seems to be *conviniently* arranged to coinside with game convention locations )
(don't listen to the elsewhere public works guys, they are crazy. Poli-water is good for you, and dust bunnies never hurt anybody. Don't go to there website at http://elsewherepublicworks.com/ )
Any comments or opinions?