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critical play

The Tiltfactor team was busy at DiGRA 2011. Thursday September 15th, I presented (with  Jonathan Belman)  our paper on the design approach behind POX:SAVE THE PEOPLE. Friday September 16th, Jonathan Belman shared our latest paper on our Grow-A-Game cards, "Grow-A-Game: A Tool for Values Conscious...

We are searching for some kind of harmony between two intangibles: a form which we have not yet designed and a context we cannot properly describe.   --Christopher Alexander, Notes on the Synthesis of Form  ...

In a time when women are increasingly prominent in fields such as medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? The situation in Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology fields has prompted a variety of investigations into how we might best...

Yes, we're using it! The Critical Play Method, culled from work from the Values at Play project and Mary Flanagan's  work creating games that take on issues that need to be deeply and meaningful ingrained in a game. It is included in Critical Play, but...

Please join the editors of Context Providers - Margot Lovejoy, Christiane Paul, Victoria Vesna – and contributors Mary Flanagan and Ellen Levy for a brief introduction to the book, followed by a reception at The New School, New York. Context Providers Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts edited by Margot Lovejoy Christiane...

Today at Tilt we are thinking about play and motivation, looking at variable ratio reward scheduling, empathy, and other means by which players might find pleasure in a game. To Caillois in his Man, Play, and Games, the experiences of competition, chance, altered perception (vertigo),...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="402" caption="Dartmouth student designer Max Seidman watches a playtest while MVHI Program Coordinator Edward Ihejirika plays "][/caption] Tiltfactor is finalizing a game with local public health group Mascoma Valley Health Initiative in New Hampshire on immunization. The game will players understand “herd” immunity...

wow! from 2003, some fun quotes here from our lab Director, such as "I Love the Huge Pixels" -- worthy of t-shirts! ...

Isn't it interesting to get a reminder that even in carnie games, the American obsession with guns prevails? In the UK, the carnie game of choice is archery, as seen here in a vibrant Leicester Square. ...

and stereotypical, this recently spotted advert in London by Tiltfactor folks reminds us of some of the, ah, allegedly 'old school myths' about gender and computing. Holiday shopping is already in swing. For him, the Vanquish Game. For her, Stella McCartney Gift Set. ...