Advent Calendar 2009

22 – The Future of Work

Jeff Brenman’s talk about the future of work is a very inspiring and great presentation (he works at a presentation consulting firm) that might come off as a little bit off topic here, but substantially most of the changing circumstances of our working lives mentioned in his talk are due to the people growing up with games. I am currently reading the book “Got Game” (by Beck and Wade) which is exactly analyzing this aspect of the changed generation and culture that our gaming habit has created. Nevertheless, it is almost Christmas, so I will keep it brief. Enjoy the excellent presentation. Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2009

19 – What Can We Learn From Computer Games?

As a natural follow-up to yesterday’s slide deck, we have Mary and Douglas Kiang‘s presentation on digital games for the body, mind and soul today. Their talk outlines 21st Century skills expected from this generation, such as creativity, innovation, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration. If that does not sound like the core activities you do in your favorite game yet – the slides are going to persuade you. Continue reading

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