Connecting Curious Dots

On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.

Eyewire Game and Exquisite Forest

Citizen scientists and game designers might have had a moment of pride today.  A round of surprised applause for the fact that a neuroscientist game, Eyewire, could temporarily be downed from … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gameful Headquarters

My word of the week is gameful.  “Gameful means to have the spirit, or mindset, of a gamer: someone who is optimistic, curious, motivated, and always up for a tough … Continue reading

October 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Reshaping the World: Shaun White Skateboarding Game

As it does every year, this year's games for change festival left me reinvigorated and eager to build out ideas.  "Good" design is a constant theme for this field that's faced … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Punk’d Augmented

While hunting for a popsicle in Central Park this balmy Saturday, I encountered some bewildered tourists intrigued but confused by this  .  Ironically, it was part of a mobile interactive … Continue reading

May 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Mixed Reality Golf: Enhancing Big Urban Games with Mobile Devices

Dropped in for playing/testing of a new iPhone game at Conflux this weekend. Created by co-founders of Come Out and Play, Gigaputt turned the East Village into our virtual golf course. … Continue reading

September 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

Netflix Challenge Prize vs. Human Computational Games to Improve Relevance

 The nail biting "end" to the epic Netflix Challenge has been widely covered over the last few days. Cited as an example of prize economics and the crowdsourcing of innovation, … Continue reading

July 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

Akoha: Seeding Kindness with Social Games

When I first heard about Akoha, I loved the idea.  I eagerly signed up to be a Beta tester and was excited when my set of mission cards arrived in … Continue reading

April 14, 2009 · Leave a comment

ARGs for Collective Innovation: Ruby’s Bequest Raising Up 1000 Voices

While slowly attracting participants with hints of whats to come and with virtual coins to begin seeding content, today Ruby's Bequest fully launched with a challenge to players to find … Continue reading

March 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

Quest to Learn Opens: Games-based School

Helping to spread the word about a project I’ve been involved with, Quest to Learn. Inspired by the media-rich environment that kids are now engaged with outside of school (according … Continue reading

February 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

Augmented Reality iPhone Virtual Pet

The folks at Georgia Tech's Augmented Environments Lab may enable iPhone owners to also be virtual puppy owners.  Reminicent of the popular Tamagotchi, you can feed him water, direct him … Continue reading

December 2, 2008 · 1 Comment