The new marathon: The 100-mile run →
Music games are proven earners—Aerosmith has reportedly earned more from Guitar...– Is this true? (From an interesting analysis in Wired by Jeff Howe)
How to give a presentation when your audience is... →
The future of the comic book? →
Somebody *really* doesn't like Dubai. →
The Stream, Not The Inbox
Stowe Boyd, an incredibly smart guy who thinks about the fate of attention and messaging, wrote a great post noting the differences between traditional email and “flow” applications like Twitter. He argues that communications are drifting away from email to “flow” applications, and that’s a good thing. As he breaks it down: Streaming applications are involved in...
Crashing like Windows– Terrific new metaphor I heard from — created by? — my friend Misha
Quest supports a dynamic curriculum that uses the underlying design principles...– Whoa: A new grade-6-to-grade-12 school is opening in NYC this fall that aims to teach kids using the principles of ludology.
Fidel Castro, blogger. →
I found this via Rachel Sklar’s Twitter stream!
The perils of prosthetic memory devices,... →
I’ve written a lot about the promise and perils of outsourcing your memory to silicon devices, but I’d forgotten the paper precursor to the hard drive: the humble Filofax. Turns out an early J.J. Abrams movie hinged on the ability of a Filofax to essentially contain someone’s identity: When a millionaire loses his Filofax, he “spirals into the gutter”, whereas when a...
I have now spent two days with Twitter, and I have decided that it is basically...– Pioneering game designer Raph Koster explains Twitter.
In the cloudy zone of blue feathers, the melanin and air cavities are so close...– Dig it: The reason blue jays are blue isn’t because of pigment, but because way nanoscale-tiny effects inside the feather affect light. (via a Tweet from Debbie Chachra)
Snow is transformative. It changes everything. Speed of travel, acoustics, the...– Why snow creates play — one of the best pieces on game-design I’ve read in years! (via Yishay Mor’s Twitter stream)
When you Google for something, by contrast, you’re imposing the severest...– Interesting essay on the dangers of homophily in the age of the Internet.