Monthly Archives: October 2013

Apps and Toddlers

This Christian Science Monitor (which isn’t really Christian) article gives a pretty in-depth look at toddlers using tablets. Since making educational games and shaping the future’s leaders is a goal of mine, it’s definitely of interest.

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The Awarding of Skirts

I successfully tested for first degree black belt in jujitsu late last month. My instructor managed to smuggle in a teacher from out of town to surprise us. We were surprised. Thanks to all my instructors and dojo-mates who made … Continue reading

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The Care Bear Stare

In a discussion of intention mismatch in game design,the author lists, as an example, “an artist who loves the work of H.R. Giger, forced to develop a new game featuring the Care Bears.” I’m deeply grateful to Jonathan Leistiko for … Continue reading

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Priming and Other Mind Control

From Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: The main moral of priming research is that our thoughts and our behavior are influenced, much more than we know or want, by the environment of the moment. Many people find the … Continue reading

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Redefining the American Dream

The American Dream is too fucking expensive. I truly believe we would all be happier with a more modest standard of living. A lot of people think a lower standard of living standard of living will be less fun. It … Continue reading

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