Stopped by the OSU150 GAZE event today. My phone almost immediately ran out of juice, so my notes are slim. But I grabbed a white board marker and one of their postcards to jot some things down:
I spoke with Laurie Becker (who mentioned talking with my boss at Ecampus already). She noted the problem with VR being Continue reading
Quick list of links to (16) sessions I thought relevant (with video links if available). 5 day conference with over 750 sessions, 550 exibitors. 28,000 industry professionals attended this year.
* Here’s our route from hotel to venue.
* A fun montage of 360 video clips from various areas of the show (4 min.)
i thought this was an excellent talk at GDC last month. It’s about the importance of critique, and how to do it. I think there’s a lot that applies to how our CDT team handles/offers criticisms, as well as a lot about how teachers can approach feedback for their students (so, applicable to Instructional Designers and Media Developers). Continue reading
I gave a talk for co-workers about the magic tools CDT developers use, how we use them, and where I think we’re heading. I tried to use this blog post as my notes, opening links in new browser tabs as if they were slides. Now I’m fleshing the sections out a little, so you can just read this post by itself (please feel free to swing by and ask me questions about any of this!). The idea is that it starts off pretty tame, but gets progressively … crazy scifi.
10 hardware topics in 60 minutes:
- basic gear
- depth sensing webcams
- nick H.
- spendy weird stuff
- too cool
Thought I should send a list of some of the options my team is weighing, in case it’s of interest:
Here is a quick dump of notes from GDC (for an afternoon chat with my team).
If you’re curious, i’d recommend waiting for a more polished and official presentation. this is just quick temp barf
My boss just asked me what I think is the difference between a game and an interactive, and I stammered.
Here’s a more concrete reply:
“A game offers a form of play within a set of rules, which is ultimately decided by skill or luck.”
Being that we work for a federal land grant institution – making education games – I feel like the ‘the White House Education Game Jam’ is something we should be taking part in. It’s happening this weekend. but it also seems like they basically forgot to mention it online. anywhere. WEIRD!
It looks like the Unity3D team has posted videos of most of sessions from their UNITE14 conference here: http://news.unity3d.com/TzCYl0W04000sSm10o5WGS0
(58 total). Just mentioning in case anyone wants to check out a talk they couldn’t reach during the show. And for those who didn’t go.
My top five picks: Continue reading