Game jams are part of an overall social context that supports stagnation.– Jonathan Blow (via notgames) Intriguing. A student just requested a Depth Jam as a follow on, in response to perceived weaknesses in rapid creation. Slow down, you move too fast….
And that’s the model like… the App model, where you say: «it’s a dollar and it’s...– Dan Pinchbeck (via notgames)
Gamer Mom - a character adventure game →
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Damian's Games: Game: A Friendship in 4 Colours →
damiansommer: A Friendship in 4 Colours is a game about two people learning mechanics through play. It’s a two-player game, so grab a friend and… GET THE PIRATE KART (AKA BEST VERSION) HERE GET THE ORIGINAL PC VERSION HERE INFERIOR ORIGINAL MAC-COMPATIBLE VERSION HERE (It’s actually…
Work is, thus, not just an economic practice. Indeed, that every individual is...– Kathi Weeks, The Problem With Work (via cedars) guess who is gonna stay in bed all day tomorrow with the kindle version (minimum effort) of this long-awaited book until it’s time for my dinner date? (via karaj)
In our sun-down perambulations, of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we...– Walt Whitman. From the July 23, 1846 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (via imageobjecttext)
There is something endearing about the way Indianapolis has embraced the Pacers,...– Grantland’s Charles Pierce, actually paying a little bit of attention to the Pacers as something other than the regional theater character actors who happen to be playing the cast of Battleship. The rest of the world outside of Indianapolis is going out of its way to force themselves to not have to...
Applying Complex System Analysis to Soccer
csessums: “The winning goal of the Manchester City match occurred when a Queen Park Ranger fell down, leaving a two-on-two situation which is exactly the situation our research shows enables goal scoring opportunities.” Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of the New England Complex Systems Institute and a co author of the study “Science of Winning Soccer: Emergent pattern-forming dynamics in...
At MIT, his office in Building 20 was crammed with books, most overdue from the...– Gaming the library | The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory (via thisway)
A lot of games today have a list of quests, places to go, items to collect and...– Jenova Chen (via notgames)
Arcfinity: Arc explores the future of fun →
arcfinity: Simon Ings writes: Arc 1.2’s essayists have ignored the rotten spring weather and are gamboling about like a flock of spring lambs. We asked them to think about pleasure and fun, and they scampered off in all directions. P D Smith throws off Blade Runner-ish gloom to celebrate the city as…
TEMPORARY GALLERIES PLAY WITH ME: INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS June 17 – September 1, 2012 Co-curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Idurre Alonso and Selene Preciado • Members opening: June 16 Play with Me explores the interactive potential of contemporary art within installation art. The exhibition seeks to dispel notions of distance by breaking down barriers of access to art by the public, so...
Videogamers can control their dreams
wilwheaton: theweekmagazine: Canadian psychologist Jayne Gackenbach says avid gamers are more likely to have lucid dreams, and are better able to turn bad dreams into more positive experiences. Gackenbach hopes her theories can help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder overcome their symptoms. 5 startling facts about sleep I can totally do this, and I don’t even play that many video...
Designers are no longer selling games to people who want to buy them, they are...– Micheal Thomson for Killscreen: Will Work for Fun (via ibogost)
A good game—whether it’s a pro football playoff, or a family...– Games - Radiolab
An Interesting Group Work Model →
The POGIL model was developed for use in the sciences and has been used successfully in a variety of chemistry courses; in biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, math, computer science, and environmental science; and now in other fields such as education and marketing. In this model, the instructor functions as a facilitator who’s available to assist the groups. However, instructors do not...
ximena vengoechea: 7 on 7 - team chemistry →
ximenavengoechea: This weekend I went to the annual 7 on 7 conference at the New Museum, an artstech/arthack event pairing artists and technologists and giving them 24 hrs to come up with a project (product, art work, prototype; whichever you’d like/whatever you’d like to call it). The results were shared…
The tragic image of the blues that originated in the Mississippi Delta ignores...– “Delta Dawn,” your must-read for the weekend. (via marathonpacks)
How To Make Text Adventures →
detailed how to for Python.
All I ever really want to know is how other people are making it through...– Miranda July (via hoodablah)
I have nad this notion of the social nature of the ‘habitus’ for many years....– Marcel Mauss, Techniques of the Body (via robert-brydie)
Jump into Game Development with GitHub →
lifeandcode: This is a pretty amazing list of resources, including a huge long list of game projects available on GitHub.