Jesse Schell, Carnegie Mellon assistant professor, in a presentation from DICE 2010 on the future of gaming and the crossover of gaming and life:
The idea of games being part of the real world is what’s taking hold: games that have you jumping around in the real world, games that have you connecting with people in the real world.
People are demanding reality, demanding authenticity. And they’re arguing that all this virtual stuff that’s been creeping up on us over the last 20 years has really cut us off from nature. We’re cut off from self-sufficiency. …. We have this hunger to get to anything that’s real. Even if the best we can do is a Starbucks Mocha with “real” swiss chocolate. We’ll take it. It’s real!
Forward to 21:00 (if you must) to hear and see his vision, starting with toothbrushing.
imagine that this is the future, then i also see a lucrative industry in gaming the game systems. of course i would prefer to see this used for the greater good, health and prosperity of all.
Here’s another post I almost missed before midnight. Truth be told, I’m actually pulling an all-nighter because I’m in the process of remixing this very track (shh) so it’s all I’ve been listening to for the past day or two. This and The Boats, odd as that might sound. It’s a shame I have to keep this brief because I really would like to write more about these guys. In my opinion, Starscream is on a very short list of bands pushing the Chipmusic movement forward in a really positive and healthy way. By pairing chip sounds with genres that the majority of Chipmusicians tend to steer clear of, they challenge the common perception of the form by outsiders and insiders alike. Not necessarily giving their peers permission to venture down less-traveled roads but reminding them that they can (and should).
Of all the tracks on this release, I feel Kepler has the strongest emotional core (the other 4 come in a very, very close 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th). It’s tough to pick. You should definitely click through the album link and download the whole thing if you haven’t already done so. It’s one of my favorites from the past year.
I’ve got less than a minute to get this in before midnight. I picked this one because they never play it and it’s really, really good. Even my friends who have no patience for Chip have enjoyed this one.
“As an industry, we need to understand that not wanting root access doesn’t make you stupid. It simply means you do not want root access. Failing to comprehend this is not only a failure of empathy, but a failure of service.”—Mike Monteiro writing about Apple’s iPad. (via John Gruber)
“Social media is like reality TV shows for people with monitors instead of TVs. I think that [in] 2010… it’s not enough to just say “I’m great”, you’re actually going to have to go out and show people what the hell you’ve done.”—Eric Reiss on Radio Johnny: Eric Reiss Predictions for UX in 2010