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Gamasutra: Brandon Franklin's Blog - Diegetic Mechanics - Getting More from Your Game World
Diegetic is a term used in media that describes things that exist for both the audience and the characters of a piece of media. An example in film is when you hear music that’s playing from a source in the scene where the character hears it and the audience hearing it is incidental to the music being in the scene with the character. In games this term is used almost exclusively for UI. For example when there is an ammo counter on a gun rather than just a number floating in the corner of the scene to indicate your current ammo.
VR  gameMechanics  videogames  games  interactive 
2 days ago
A ‘third way’ of looking at religion
Unthinkable: Two dead philosophers could provide the key to a more mature debate on faith
philosophy  Religion  ethics 
2 days ago
How We Could Build a Moon Base Today
We actually do have the technology and current estimates from NASA and the private sector say it could be done for $20-40 billion spread out over about a decade. The price is comparable to the International Space Station or the budget surplus of Germany in 2017.
moon  astronomy  video  storyResearch 
2 days ago
Scientists determine four personality types based on new data | EurekAlert! Science News
Northwestern University researchers have sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents and found at least four distinct clusters of personality types exist: average, reserved, self-centered and role model. They are based on the five widely accepted basic personality traits: neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. The findings challenge existing paradigms in psychology and potentially could be of interest to hiring managers and mental health care providers.
research  psychology  gameResearch 
3 days ago
Ultimate Beginners Guide to Virtual Reality Storytelling
Virtual Reality [VR] is a magical alternate universe where all of your wishes come true and where pain and suffering don’t exist. Just kidding. Ok, seriously VR is the use of computer technology to…
VR  story  tutorial 
3 days ago
Samantha Bee Unveils This Is Not a Game: The Game App on Full Frontal – Rolling Stone
Samantha Bee unveiled her new civic engagement comedy trivia app, “This Is Not a Game: The Game,” on Wednesday’s Full Frontal, aiming to increase voter turnout before the 2018 midterm elections by incentivizing political knowledge. In the pre-filmed segment, the host showed the product’s development from concept to prototype to finished product.
games  design  prototypes  iteration  videogames  gamification  politics  video 
6 days ago
Teens Would Rather Text Their Friends Than Talk To Them In Person, Poll Shows - Slashdot
A new poll of 1,141 teenagers shows that teenagers prefer to text their friends than talk in person. The findings come from Common Sense Media's 2018 Social Media, Social Life survey. Fortune reports: Only 15% of teens said Facebook was their main social media site, down from 68% in 2012. Snapchat ...
socialnetwork  technology  communication  media 
8 days ago
Academic publishing is a mess and it makes culture wars dumber / Boing Boing
Sokal was a scientist deliberately trolling the pompous appropriation of scientific terminology by sociologists. In these new papers, the authors sincerely believe in their work, but face accusations of shoddiness and inappropriate abstraction. Sokal was presented as evidence of academic fraudulence; the recent examples as evidence of academic censorship.
publishing  university  science  research  failure  deception 
10 days ago
Politicalprof
Apparently, QAnon has mapped out every conspiracy and how they all work to make Donald Trump awesome. See: it all makes sense! If you’re smart enough …
infographic  conspiracy  deception 
10 days ago
Blockchains Are Not Safe For Voting, Concludes NAP Report - Slashdot
The National Academies Press has released a 156-page report, called "Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy," concluding that blockchains are not safe for the U.S. election system. "While the notion of using a blockchain as an immutable ballot box may seem promising, blockchain technology ...
Bitcoin  data  privacy  research 
13 days ago
Here's how to learn anything, according to a leading expert — Quartz
"It’s very valuable to learn more about how your brain operates, because then you can use it more effectively; it becomes a more effective tool."
learning  strategy  education 
13 days ago
European science funders ban grantees from publishing in paywalled journals | Science | AAAS
"Frustrated with the slow transition toward open access (OA) in scientific publishing, 11 national funding organizations in Europe turned up the pressure today. As of 2020, the group, which jointly spends about €7.6 billion on research annually, will require every paper it funds to be freely available from the moment of publication. In a statement, the group said it will no longer allow the 6- or 12-month delays that many subscription journals now require before a paper is made OA, and it won't allow publication in so-called hybrid journals, which charge subscriptions but also make individual papers OA for an extra fee."
publishing  science  journal 
15 days ago
Infants can distinguish between leaders and bullies, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News
A new study finds that 21-month-old infants can distinguish between respect-based power asserted by a leader and fear-based power wielded by a bully.
psychology  kids  research 
16 days ago
Is Julia the next big programming language? MIT thinks so, as version 1.0 lands - TechRepublic
Released in 2012, Julia is designed to combine the speed of C with the usability of Python, the dynamism of Ruby, the mathematical prowess of MatLab, and the statistical chops of R.
programming  framework 
22 days ago
Gen Con 2018: Expert Tabletop Game Advice From Crowdfunding Creators | BackerKit
During Gen Con 2018, we hosted a panel called Engaging Your True Fans Between Projects featuring expert creators sharing advice and trading stories about their crowdfunding experience. Specifically, how to build your community and keep them engaged before, during, and after your you launch your Kickstarter project.
gamelab  publishing  crowdfunding  business  games 
24 days ago
Why Love Generative Art? — Artnome
Over the last 50 years, our world has turned digital at breakneck speed. No art form has captured this transitional time period - our time period - better than generative art. Generative art takes full advantage of everything that computing has to offer, producing elegant and compelling artworks that extend the same principles and goals artists have pursued from the inception of modern art. Geometry, abstraction, and chance are important themes not just for generative art, but for all art of 20th Century. As an art historian and an amateur generative artist, I see a clear line of influence on generative art starting from Cézanne and shooting straight through to the:
art  procedural  generator  design 
24 days ago
A neuroscientist explains what tech does to the reading brain - The Verge
And to the extent that a digital medium is going to require us to process large amounts of information very quickly, it will diminish from the time we have for slower processing work. And these slower processes are deep learning, the ones that are more cognitively challenging. They’re the basis for going beyond that initial short circuit of decoding the information and understanding it at a very basic level. The digital medium affordance rewards and advantages fast processing at the cost of the slower processes that build our very important critical, analytical, and empathetic processes... Skimming has led, I believe, to a tendency to go to the sources that seem the simplest, most reduced, most familiar, and least cognitively challenging. I think that leads people to accept truly false news without examining it, without being analytical. One of my major worries is that when you lose the novel, you lose the ability to go into another person’s perspective. My biggest worry now is that a lot of what we’re seeing in society today — this vulnerability to demagoguery in all its forms — of one unanticipated and never intended consequence of a mode of reading that doesn’t allow critical analysis and empathy.
psychology  biology  reading  books  print  kindle  thinking  learning  empathy 
24 days ago
Study finds parents tend to be more socially conservative and judgmental than non-parents
“There is growing evidence that political and moral attitudes are to some extent self-serving, and that changes in them are often the result of changes in people’s goals and needs,” Kerry explained. “I was interested in whether parenting motivation, and parenthood itself, might play a role in influencing political and moral attitudes as a result of altering people’s needs and motivations.”
psychology  kids  politics 
24 days ago
Online Bettors Know If Psychology Studies Will Replicate - The Atlantic
Psychologists are in the midst of an ongoing, difficult reckoning. Many believe that their field is experiencing a “reproducibility crisis,” because they’ve tried and failed to repeat experiments done by their peers. Even classic results—the stuff of textbooks and TED talks—have proven surprisingly hard to replicate, perhaps because they’re the results of poor methods and statistical tomfoolery. These problems have spawned a community of researchers dedicated to improving the practices of their field and forging a more reliable way of doing science.
psychology  science  publishing  university 
24 days ago
Finding flow state for peak performance - Psychology Compass
Flow state is widely recognized as the pinnacle of peak performance. From athletes and artists, to entrepreneurs and designers, the world’s top performers are no strangers to the optimal experience. Science shows that success and flow go hand in hand. With its myriad benefits (sustained concentration, unbridled productivity, complete absorption, authentic happiness – just to name a few), it’s no wonder top-performers are chasing after the elusive flow state. The question is, how does one get into flow state?
productivity  psychology  tips  collaboration  creativity 
24 days ago
Tech Industry Pursues a Federal Privacy Law, on Its Own Terms - The New York Times
With California setting a benchmark for restrictions, companies are lobbying to supersede it with proposals that would give them wide leeway on how they handled personal data.
technology  privacy  law  data  surveillance  politics 
24 days ago
Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise - Motherboard
Climate change and species extinctions are accelerating even as societies are experiencing rising inequality, unemployment, slow economic growth, rising debt levels, and impotent governments. Contrary to the way policymakers usually think about these problems, the new report says that these are not really separate crises at all. Rather, these crises are part of the same fundamental transition to a new era characterized by inefficient fossil fuel production and the escalating costs of climate change. Conventional capitalist economic thinking can no longer explain, predict, or solve the workings of the global economy in this new age, the paper says.
capitalism  climate  environment  economics  politics  Future 
24 days ago
Does Google Actually Make Us Dumber? That Study — And Many Others — Were Just Called Into Question.
At a time when psychology researchers are increasingly concerned about the rigor of their field, five laboratories set out to repeat 21 influential studies. Experiments in just 13 of those papers — or 62% — held up, according to an analysis published Monday.
The eight papers that did not fully replicate — seven in the journal Science, one in Nature — have been cited hundreds of times in scientific literature and many were widely covered by the media. Failing to replicate isn’t definitive proof that a finding is false, particularly in cases where other studies support the same general idea. And some scientists told BuzzFeed News they do not agree with how the replications were done.
science  truth  research  socialnetwork  technology 
24 days ago
Facebook's War on Bullshit Is Not Going Well—We Talked to the Fact Checkers on the Front Lines
Facebook’s program currently includes 17 countries. They are all certified by the International Fact-Checking Network, a non-partisan unit of the Poynter Institute launched in September 2015. Several fact-checkers participating in the program confirmed to Gizmodo that Facebook is paying them as part of the agreement. Factcheck.org, for instance, breaks down the funding it receives in a financial disclosure, which reveals that Facebook paid the organization $188,881 during the 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2018.
socialnetwork  deception  business  privacy 
24 days ago
Opinion | If Philosophy Won’t Diversify, Let’s Call It What It Really Is - The New York Times
Of course, we believe that renaming departments would not be nearly as valuable as actually broadening the philosophical curriculum and retaining the name “philosophy.” Philosophy as a discipline has a serious diversity problem, with women and minorities underrepresented at all levels among students and faculty, even while the percentage of these groups increases among college students. Part of the problem is the perception that philosophy departments are nothing but temples to the achievement of males of European descent. Our recommendation is straightforward: Those who are comfortable with that perception should confirm it in good faith and defend it honestly; if they cannot do so, we urge them to diversify their faculty and their curriculum.
philosophy  diversity  university  education  humanities 
24 days ago
O&O ShutUp10
O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far. Using a very simple interface, you decide how Windows 10 should respect your privacy by deciding which unwanted functions should be deactivated.
windows  software  apps  privacy 
24 days ago
Opinion | It’s Not Technology That’s Disrupting Our Jobs - The New York Times
But this narrative is wrong. The history of labor shows that technology does not usually drive social change. On the contrary, social change is typically driven by decisions we make about how to organize our world. Only later does technology swoop in, accelerating and consolidating those changes. This insight is crucial for anyone concerned about the insecurity and other shortcomings of the gig economy. For it reminds us that far from being an unavoidable consequence of technological progress, the nature of work always remains a matter of social choice. It is not a result of an algorithm; it is a collection of decisions by corporations and policymakers.
work  automation  business  capitalism 
24 days ago
India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board
The Aadhaar program offers a glimpse of the tech world's latest quest to control our lives, where dystopias are created in the name of helping the impoverished.
data  privacy  technology  business  politics 
24 days ago
The consequences of indecency | TechCrunch
The goal was to protect the unique ability of the internet to be the proverbial marketplace of ideas while ensuring that mainstream sites could reflect the ethics of society as a whole. In general, this has been a success — with one glaring exception. I never expected that internet CEOs would fail to understand one simple principle: that an individual endorsing (or denying) the extermination of millions of people, or attacking the victims of horrific crimes or the parents of murdered children, is far more indecent than an individual posting pornography.
speech  socialnetwork  politics  deception 
27 days ago
How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump - MIT Technology Review
To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves.
socialnetwork  politics  deception  media 
27 days ago
Lack of sleep makes people pile on the pounds | Life and style | The Guardian
Disrupted sleep alters metabolism and boosts body’s ability to store fat, data shows
Health  sleep  medicine 
28 days ago
Platforms That Grow Are More Than Matchmakers
For platform businesses, matchmaking isn’t everything. They’re also risk minimizers for buyers and sellers.
platform  publishing  business 
29 days ago
What Will Quantum Computer Games Be Like?
You’ve just booted up a game on a state-of-the-art quantum computer. You’re running 19 superconducting quantum bits on a processor held at near absolute zero. Anticipating its sheer power, you press start and...
research  gamelab  videogames  games  programming  quark  technology  Future 
29 days ago
'Fog of Love': Spice up game night with this wild rom-com board game
'Fog of Love' is a smartly designed board game that has you role-playing your way through a rom-com of your own design.
boardgames  gamelab  purchases 
4 weeks ago
VR helps amputees feel that their prosthetics are part of their body
Researchers at EPFL developed a system that uses virtual reality to help amputees feel their prosthetics as if they are a part of their body.
VR  therapy  Health  medicine  video 
4 weeks ago
How Rod Serling Used Allegory to Make Episodes of 'The Twilight Zone' Feel Culturally Relevant
In an extremely insightful essay about the iconic original series The Twilight Zone, artist Zane Whitener of In Praise of Shadows takes a look at how
worldbuilding  characters  writing  tv  video 
4 weeks ago
A browser extension that checks web-pages for misleading and hoax images / Boing Boing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osPL8b-nTeg Surfsafe is a browser extension that compares all the images you load in your browser to images that appear on "trusted news sites," fact-checking services, and Snopes, and pops up a tool-tip warning when you hover over known hoax images with links to more information. The tool comes from Robhat Labs, who created the…
truth  deception  browser  plugin 
4 weeks ago
Here's the funniest, most scathing, most informative and most useful talk on AI and security / Boing Boing
https://youtu.be/ajGX7odA87k James Mickens (previously) has a well-deserved reputation for being the information security world's funniest speaker, and if that were all he did, he would still be worth listening to. But Mickens' great gift is weaponized bathos: the ability to induce whiplash in the listener with a string of hilarious technical zingers that lead to…
AI  video  research  technology  humor 
4 weeks ago
How to Get Enough Sleep in College
The feeling I associate most with my early college days is exhaustion. I wrote all my papers at night; I fought sleep every time a lecture got a bit dull. You can’t live for years on a sleep deficit, though, so here’s what I should have known from the start.
university  sleep  how-to  SelfHelp 
4 weeks ago
Origami Simulator
This origami simulator built by Amanda Ghassaei is really cool. The simulator lets you explore how different origami patterns are constructed by moving & rotating them around on the screen and folding & unfolding them. You can even import and export your own patterns.
simulation  design  math 
4 weeks ago
How constraints lead to creativity: making music for Super Nintendo games
In this short video, Evan Puschak talks about how music is made for Super Nintendo games. That system was first released in 1990 and the audio chips could only hold 64 KB of information, only enough room for beeps, boops, and very short samples.
audio  music  creativity  design  videogames 
4 weeks ago
Americans Own Less Stuff, and That’s Reason to Be Nervous - Bloomberg
The main culprits for the change are software and the internet. For instance, Amazon's Kindle and other methods of online reading have revolutionized how Americans consume text. Fifteen years ago, people typically owned the books and magazines they were reading. Much less so now. If you look at the fine print, it turns out that you do not own the books on your Kindle. Amazon.com Inc. does. I do not consider this much of a practical problem. Although Amazon could obliterate the books on my Kindle, this has happened only in a very small number of cases, typically involving account abuse. Still, this licensing of e-books, instead of stacking books on a shelf, has altered our psychological sense of how we connect to what we read -- it is no longer truly "ours."
business  capitalism  culture  marketing 
4 weeks ago
(1) Astroturfing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - YouTube
Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.
deception  politics  media  business  capitalism  truth 
5 weeks ago
Fewer than half of young Americans are positive about capitalism
Meanwhile, 51 percent of young Americans are positive about socialism, according to a poll from Gallup.
politics  capitalism  media  reality 
5 weeks ago
Unite the Right 2018: The psychology of the alt-right - Vox
Last year, psychologists Patrick Forscher and Nour Kteily recruited members of the alt-right (a.k.a. the “alternative right,” the catchall political identity of white nationalists) to participate in a study to build the first psychological profile of their movement. The results, which were released in August 2017, are just in working paper form and have yet to be peer-reviewed or published in an academic journal.
politics  diversity  reality  statistics 
5 weeks ago
About AOM
The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars.
Our worldwide members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application.
management  university  journal  organization 
5 weeks ago
24/7 work emails impact health, relationships for employees and significant others | EurekAlert! Science News
Personal relationships and home life suffer for those tied to their work emails round-the-clock, according to a new study. The study is the first to test the relationship between organizational expectations to monitor work-related electronic communication during non-work hours and the health and relationship satisfaction of employees and their significant others. The study is co-authored by researchers at Lehigh University, Virginia Tech and Colorado State University.
organization  management  work  stress  Health 
5 weeks ago
See No Evil
Software helps companies coordinate the supply chains that sustain global capitalism. How does the code work—and what does it conceal?
economics  business  capitalism  organization 
6 weeks ago
The Most Creative Teams Have a Specific Type of Cultural Diversity
My research, recently published in Organization Science, finds that cultural brokerage is a key factor that allows multicultural teams to capitalize on the benefits of diversity while mitigating the pitfalls. I define cultural brokerage as the act of facilitating interactions across parties from different cultural backgrounds. In two studies — an archival study of over 2,000 multicultural teams and an experiment involving 83 multicultural teams with different cultural compositions — I found that teams were significantly more creative when they had one or more members who acted as a cultural broker.
organization  collaboration  diversity 
6 weeks ago
The most creative and diverse teams have "cultural brokers" — Quartz at Work
Per Jang’s research, which was recently published in Organization Science, the key factor enabling multicultural teams to capitalize on the benefits of diversity is a concept called “cultural brokerage.” Jang defines it as “the act of facilitating interactions across parties from different cultural backgrounds.”
diversity  collaboration  organization  management 
6 weeks ago
CSS on Steroids: Introduction to SASS and LESS - CodePicky
Did you ever wish you could get more out of CSS?! Maybe to be able to nest your selectors as opposed to rewriting them over and over. Or to have some functions that take care of the repetitive properties. Or maybe to just having the ability to set variables. Well, you can leverage that, and more, by using a CSS compiler, and in this tutorial, we’re going to talk about how to do this.
Webdesign  css  tutorial 
6 weeks ago
LambdaTest | WordPress.org
Now you can use LambdaTest wordpress plugin to take full page screenshots of post and pages across different desktop and mobile browsers right from wordpress admin panels. All screenshots will be taken on real browsers running on real operating systems on cloud connected real machines.
Wordpress  plugin  test  browser 
6 weeks ago
Discord Is Launching Its Own Curated Game Store
Back in June, ubiquitous chat company Discord launched a games tab that bore a slight resemblance to Steam’s front page. Now it’s launching its own store that resolutely refutes Steam’s anything-goes approach.
videogames  platform  business  publishing 
6 weeks ago
Web Scraping Using Python and BeautifulSoup! – Vatsal Saglani – Medium
Recently, I had to gather some textual data for my Natural Language Processing project for rating restaurants based on their food, ambience, service and other important factors. You would think…
tutorial  python  programming  webscraping 
6 weeks ago
YouTube is Overtaking Facebook as the Platform of Everything
Facebook isn’t just seeing a decline in users in Europe and starting now in a significant way in the U.S. and Canada, it’s been shedding traffic since 2016 in an epic reversal of fortune. As young…
socialnetwork  business  marketing  advertising 
6 weeks ago
When Working in Virtual Reality Makes You Sick – Great Escape – Medium
The first time Christopher Crescitelli contracted what he calls “VR arm syndrome,” he stopped playing one of his favorite virtual reality games for five days. “My arms feel disconnected from my body…
VR  work  Health  design 
6 weeks ago
Astronomers discover a nearby free-range planet with incredible magnetism | Astronomy.com
A bizarre rogue planet without a star is roaming the Milky Way just 20 light-years from Earth. And according to a recently published study in The Astrophysical Journal, this strange, nomadic world has an incredibly powerful magnetic field that is some 4 million times stronger than Earth’s, which generates spectacular auroras that would put our northern lights to shame.

The new observations, made with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), provide not only the first radio detection of a planetary mass object beyond our solar system, but also mark the first time researchers have measured the magnetic field of such a body.
astronomy  science  storyResearch  scienceFiction  physics 
6 weeks ago
What It’s Like to Have an ADHD Brain – Great Escape – Medium
I’ve always sought comfort in familiar things. I rewatch the same TV shows. I reread the same books. I listen to the same songs for months on end. My routine isn’t about scheduling — it’s about…
psychology  Health  procrastination 
7 weeks ago
Xenko Game Engine - Xenko 3.0 is now free and open-source!
You read that right. Xenko 3.0 is out now, released under the permissive MIT license. From now on, you can use and modify Xenko completely free — whether you...
gameEngine  videogames  programming  C# 
7 weeks ago
A handy art assets guide for social media presence - Laura Bularca
This guide is a list and a pack of source files available on GitHub. The list is built in a way that can be easily imported into task distribution systems and/ or used as a checklist. The files pack is a bunch of .ai (vector graphics/ Illustrator) files with templates, so you can just pick that up and do your assets.
games  gamelab  videogames  assets  templates 
7 weeks ago
The small academic press in the land of giants
Insights asked two experts if there really is scope for the small academic press in the modern scholarly publishing environment. Frances Pinter has provided the perspective of the small university press. She is realistic about the challenges small academic publishers face, but concludes that there is space and opportunity for them to coexist with the giants. Michael Magoulias is equally realistic about the challenges of small, but sees the university press as a necessary, not to say, vital, alternative to commercial publishing.
publishing  university  business 
7 weeks ago
Ready to Write Your Own Book? The Transformation of Self-publishing - HottyToddy.com
Self-publishing, the act of publishing one’s work independently, is a trend that has significantly transformed over the years, in its reputation, popularity and effect on the industry.
publishing  books  platform 
7 weeks ago
Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices | Science | The Guardian
University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls
university  publishing  business 
7 weeks ago
How Much Do Top Publishers Charge for Open Access? | Open Science
The big four players in the publishing industry, e.g., Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Taylor & Francis, have all embraced Open Access (OA), albeit to varying degrees. They have also employed highly different strategies as to how much they would like to charge their authors. If one is an author looking for a venue to publish his or her research in Open Access, it could be useful to know what the publishing market has to offer and what range of prices exists.
publishing  university  business 
7 weeks ago
Circuit Design App for Makers- circuito.io
Seamless circuit design for your project. circuito.io is an online tool for designing electronic circuits. Select your component combination and instantly get a detailed list of parts, a step-by-step wiring guide and custom test code for your circuit.
webtools  electronics  hardware 
7 weeks ago
Geofeedia Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg: The Era Of Social Surveillence
While the popular press has portrayed Geofeedia as an outlier, the truth is that law enforcement and intelligence use of social media for surveillance is deeply entrenched in today’s social world
data  privacy  surveillance  socialnetwork 
7 weeks ago
How I export, analyze, and resurface my Kindle highlights
My workflow for exporting my reading highlights, and how I publish those highlights to my personal website.
books  bookExcerpt  projects  reading  kindle 
7 weeks ago
Product Design: A Story Of Two Games – Augusto’s Blog
We use the term emergence because the game’s challenges and its flow of events are not planned in advance but emerge while playing, produced by the many possible combinations of rules. All possible…
games  design  gametheory 
7 weeks ago
Gamasutra - A reading list for game designers looking to expand their conversations
Designer and writer Eron Rauch compiles a wide-ranging list of articles, essays, and other useful resources that game devs can use and share with each
games  videogames  gameEngine  gametheory  reading  design  interactive 
7 weeks ago
10 Best Knowledge Base & Wiki WordPress Themes 2018
This is a list of the best WordPress themes (and one plugin) for building a knowledge base or wiki. Find out which themes we recommend and why.
Wordpress  themes  plugin  wiki 
7 weeks ago
Nintendo’s next Labo kit coming in Sept, looks like next-gen Pilotwings | Ars Technica
Drive, swim, fly with Nintendo's third crack at build-your-own cardboard-gaming toys.
gamelab  purchases  hardware  electronics  projects  diy 
7 weeks ago
Teaching Your Clients How to Use The Website You Built Them - The Media Temple Blog
So you’ve built your clients a website! That’s awesome. Let’s assume that part of the purpose of the project was to hand it off to them so that...
Webdesign  tutorial  learning  Wordpress 
7 weeks ago
Six fantastic WordPress mobile site optimization tricks For 2018
Step by step guide for WordPress mobile site optimization tricks to increase the mobile page insight ratings easily
Wordpress  plugin  optimization  google  search  mobile 
7 weeks ago
Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar? – Foreign Policy
“The Liberalism of Fear” is fundamentally an essay about the boundaries of liberalism. Over the course of the mid- to late 20th century, liberalism became encumbered by considerable cultural baggage in Western politics. It had come to be associated with the progressive technocracy of a self-appointed best and brightest and the judicial enforcement of substantive policy outcomes; it was a school of thought that both claimed to represent the people and seemed to avoid the messy practice of democratic politics. In part for that reason, some thinkers on both the right and the left came to use it as an epithet, shorthand for a halfhearted and weak-kneed lack of conviction.
philosophy  politics  history  ethics  diversity 
7 weeks ago
Stop the deluge of science research | Higher Education Network | The Guardian
The increasing pace of human discovery is a curse – we need to rethink what it means to publish the results of research
publishing  research  science 
7 weeks ago
New Zealand Government Spends $150K To Create Video Game To Teach People How To Run a Business - Slashdot
The New Zealand government spent at least $150,000 to create a video game that shows people how to run their own business. It reportedly took 14 months and eight designers to create. NZ Herald reports: The Tycoon Game series, which consists of Restaurant Tycoon and Tech Tycoon, challenges players t...
games  business  innovation  gamelab  videogames  simulation 
8 weeks ago
Does Science Overreach? | Philosophy Talk
Science is typically not construed as a form of intellectual arrogance. After all, the scientific method is about making sure your beliefs are regulated by observations and experiments rather than by personal biases, subjective preferences, or mere stubborn pride. But science has the tendency to believe that it is the measure of all things.
philosophy  science  specialization 
8 weeks ago
Wordpress Performance Boost - Easy As Possible! - Ceos3c
Learn how to boost your Wordpress Performance the easy way in this Step by Step Tutorial (No Coding Needed) and achieve a Higher Google Ranking!
Wordpress  optimization  maintenance 
8 weeks ago
(1) MIT 15.S50 How to Win at Texas Hold 'Em, IAP 2016 - YouTube
MIT 15.S50 How to Win at Texas Hold 'Em, January IAP 2016 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/15-S50IAP16 Instructor: Will Ma This elective special ...
video  mooc  strategy  poker  gametheory  games 
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