article about Byron Reeves
"There are features of games that are highly engaging," he says. "We want to figure out why they work, what ingredients they have, and then isolate them, recombine them in other areas that can be used explicitly for good."
'The idea that work is work and play is play and never the two shall meet is melting quite a bit.
'What Reeves finds most intriguing, though, are online games like World of Warcraft that require highly sophisticated levels of collaboration among tens of thousands of players in a single environment. Such games demands organizational skills that are invaluable in the workplace. Reeves also notes that online gaming makes it possible for many different kinds of people to lead: "Leaders in the real world are taller than most people, better looking than most people, and they talk faster. In the game, those things matter much less."