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The Slow Gamification of K-12 Classrooms

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Children are becoming acutely acquainted with mobile technology long before their K-12 classroom years. When they arrive at their first organized scho...

Confession: The Internet Is the Air I Breathe, and Honestly -- It's Refreshing

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

A Book Itself Is a Little Machine: Emily Short's Interactive Fiction

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.30.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

When I was first approached to write a piece about interactive fiction (IF), my first thought was of a bunch of geeky teenage boys playing text versions of Dungeons and Dragons on their computers in a moldy rec-room.

Memory Problems After Cancer? Computer Games May Help

Idelle Davidson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

If you've been through cancer treatment and you are struggling with memory or concentration issues, you may be hoping for that doorway back to your pre-cancer self. One area researchers are investigating to whisk you there is cognitive (re)training with specially-designed software.

Remembering the Human: E-lit and the Art of Memory

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.

Reviews Of BioShock Infinite - "The Reason Why I'm Proud To Be A Gamer"

Quora | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Quora

This review originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Connor Eckstein, ★★★★★ There is a lot of good stuff here. The characterizations of...

LOOK: Get Ready To Geek Out...

Posted 04.11.2013 | Weddings

When one gamer wants to marry another gamer, there's only one way to pop the question: make her play for the ring! In a post on Reddit Monday, Alex...

It's All Fun Until Someone Loses: E-lit Plays Games

Illya Szilak | Posted 05.07.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Rather than place poetry in opposition to technology, Jason Nelson uses language as an adjunct technology, a means to create an additional play space in which the rules no longer apply.

Build - Geeks at the Geffen!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The very talented Will Frears directed Build, playing at the Geffen Playhouse. This work is billed as being the world premiere and won the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.

Breaking Up With Minecraft Is Hard To Do

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

For the past month, my son has been living in an "all-screen blackout" -- a 100 percent, strictly enforced policy where he gets his stripped-of-all-games phone only when I need for him to have it and he doesn't go near the computer except for homework.

This Kickstarter Project Raised $1 Million In 8 Hours

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.11.2012 | Technology

Raising $1 million on Kickstarter is an impressive feat, but doing so in eight hours and 22 minutes is unprecedented. That's the time it took Ouya...

The Role of Instant Feedback in Education

Robert Sun | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education
Robert Sun

Why is it so hard to create an environment where math becomes a pursuit to be enjoyed, rather than a nightmare to be avoided?

Could You Survive Below The Poverty Line?

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

Your name is Divya Patel. You are a 26-year-old woman living in India with your four children. You are a bricklayer and you make $1.25 a day. In order...

Are Computers Playing Games With Us?

David H. Bailey | Posted 06.02.2012 | Science
David H. Bailey

Games are as old as human society. But as with all other parts of society, games and gaming are being profoundly changed by the computing and communication revolution.

Angry Birds Creator Peter Vesterbacka: "Games Are Good for Your Brain'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Elisabeth Braw

Angry Birds has transfixed the world with its angry -- but cute -- birds launching pigs. Its new game is based in space. But Angry Birds' creative director aims even higher: he wants to get the whole world exercising, with Angry Birds of course.

Mitt Romney's 'Dungeons And Dragons' Makeover

Posted 01.05.2012 | Arts

Last night Mitt Romney won the Iowa Republican Caucus for the 2012 Presidential Primary, and roleplaying fans heartily rejoiced. Why? A new exhibition...

Spiritual Life Lessons From The Angry Birds

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

The greatest enemy of spiritual growth is not obvious dysfunction but rather dysfunction that outwardly appears to be just fine.

WATCH: QWOP In Real Life

Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy

Remember QWOP? The flash game that was driving everyone on the Internet crazy last December? He's come to life. The guys over at The Busted Pixel w...

Winning Moves For The Gaming Industry: Why 'Angry Birds' Soars And Others Crash

Dan Schechter | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology
Dan Schechter

Both social and casual games have generated a broad appeal by capitalizing on the growing amount of time that consumers are spending on social networks, smartphones and tablets.

North Korean Hackers Hired To Attack South Korea Game Network

Reuters | Jack Kim | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

More than 30 North Korean hackers were hired to work in China by a South Korean crime ring to steal the personal data of South Korean gamers, and chan...

Think You Can Balance The Budget? This Computer Game Lets You Try

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Think you might do better than President Barack Obama and congressional leaders in picking and choosing what government spending to cut ...

Mommy Confusion

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Why is being a mother so hard? And why do we all harbor such emotionally corrosive fears that we aren't doing it right?

Gaming For Good: Funding Cancer Research By Reselling Video Games

Calandra Cruickshank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Calandra Cruickshank

Last year, major video game publishing companies donated vast quantities of games and game systems to DonateGames to help raise funds for children with rare diseases.

Why Johnny Can't Read. Or Think.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

These young gamers can concentrate, but only briefly. Their real skill: jumping quickly from one activity to the next. With predictable results.

Kids Plus Computers Equals the Perfect Match

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Holly Robinson

There is an infinite amount of knowledge. Why not soak it up as fast as you can, in a community of online learners, game players, and musicians?