Posts Tagged ‘James Portnow’

What Good Can Games Do? Games For Good

James “Extra Credits” Portnow wants to change the conversation. Recognising that we spend too much time defending games as they are, and not enough investigating how gaming can be explored as a space for actively doing good, his Games For Good is looking to make a difference in the next year. Working alongside the Global Game Jam people, as well as attempting to forge links between funding bodies and developers, GFG looks like a concerted effort to move things forward. They’re fundraising, obviously, but awareness raising too.

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The Power Of Tangential Learning

Daniel Floyd’s “Chasing Maturity: Video Games & Sex” lecture deservedly caught a lot of attention. Simply by adding some cute Flash to a smart essay, he created something informative and very watchable. And he’s done it again. Via Edge Online, and teaming up with James Portnow, the two have written and animated another lecture, this time on The Power Of Tangential Learning. Again it’s smart, without being ground-breaking, and lots of fun to watch.