Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gamers Will Save the World

TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) talks like this one are great sources of inspiration and challenging thought. If you dug what Ms. McGonigal had to say, I'd encourage you to check out these other outstanding lectures:

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Clifford Stoll: 18 Minutes with an Agile Mind

Jill Bolte Taylor: How it Feels to Have a Stroke


Laura Jane said...

hey austin! those are all great talks. i especially love jill bolte taylor's account of her experience.. so awe-inspiring and mysterious!

Team Diana said...

Thanks for the links. Have you checked out Radiolab yet? You should!

Team Diana said...

I am still at Dreamworks as of writing this comment, but starting this Monday I'm leaving to go work at Disney TV with many of our cool friends from school on "Fish Hooks." I was lured away by the promise of more creative freedom, a silver pass and the knowledge that I am now "part of the magic"

I hope you see How to Train Your Dragon and love it as much as I did.

Matt Bell said...

http://boingboing.net/features/morerock.html Thought I'd share this interesting, insightful & inspiring article with you guys. (Specific to games, but generally about creativity.)

I do enjoy some of those TED lectures, Ken Roninsons one in particular, but unfortunately Jane McGonigals simply wasn’t my cup of tea. Most of the TED lectures are an awful amount of talk (as most lectures are) and that’s fine, but as the article I liked states. LESS TALK, MORE ROCK!

Keep up the good work with the crew over in Emeryville Mr Madison, and with your own creative endeavours too.