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Academia, Bauhaus, Postmoderism and Games « Applied Game Design
"[within the games industry]... the creativity-medium-invention and attitude-practice-deconstruction models often hold no water. Rather, there is only importance placed upon the “talent-meiter-immitation” model that is still in practice in the industry today." An interesting analysis of the nature of education (as it relates to the games industry) and models of learning. I have often lamented the depressing state of how career progression in the industry works, and this article helps quantifies it.
games  education  industry  career  design  academia  bauhaus  progress 
april 2009 by infovore
'Generation gap will hurt studios,' says Seamus Blackley | Game Development | News by Develop
"'taking three great graduates and putting them to work on the next Godfather game... is a fine business decision, but the perspective for us is that it is a much better idea to take these three guys who perhaps have a beautiful idea and a different way of working, protect them a little bit as they build up a new idea and a new way of looking at things and a new way of design - and a few years from now they will be a much better business," Blackley explained. "In the '90s there was no mechanism to do that - and we lost a generation of designers. I think its important we look to reclaim that new generation.'"
seamusblackley  games  business  industry  education  recruitment 
april 2009 by infovore

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