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5 Things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art

5 Things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it

Winston Rowntree:  "What the hell can games do that books and interpretive dance can't? A lot, it turns out."


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Gaming is a great way to experience a story in a variety of ways, often choosing the story you would like to experience based on a set of given boundaries. Kind of like a choose your own adventure book, but typically with better graphics. that is not to say, however, that gaming replaces books, performance art, theatre, etc. Convergence isn't replacement.

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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s comment, June 23, 2013 1:16 PM
Interesting ! thanks
Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 23, 2013 1:17 PM

Ce dessin illustre la notion d'"expérience utilisateur" !

malek's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:12 PM

Step Outside the Narrative, true.

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Thanks to Casey Kasem (and psychology), here’s why people love radio countdowns

Thanks to Casey Kasem (and psychology), here’s why people love radio countdowns | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
People crave lists and simplification of data -- Kasem tapped into that with his wildly popular AT40.
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How parents can use the iPad to keep their kids learning this summer

How parents can use the iPad to keep their kids learning this summer | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
As the school year comes to an end, students look forward to summer break. Unfortunately for educators, this is the time of year that many students fall behind.
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Google/YouTube Reportedly Set To Buy Twitch For Over $1 Billion

Google/YouTube Reportedly Set To Buy Twitch For Over $1 Billion | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Yowza. So much for Sunday being a slow news day. About an hour after AT&T officially announces their plans to buy DirecTV, word of another billion-dollar acquisition has surfaced.
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How do you feel about the purchase? Do you think the price is too low? How do you think this might change Twitch?
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The Makings Of A Snapchat Star

The Makings Of A Snapchat Star | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
The internet has democratized our ability to become celebrities. Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube, as were countless others.
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Pinterest’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” Could Be A Travel Product

Pinterest’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” Could Be A Travel Product | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Pinterest's upcoming news event, dubbed "Choose Your Own Adventure," may not be directly related to the company's efforts in the personalization space, but rather the announcement of a consumer-facing travel product, we're hearing.
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Audio Danger: Radio storytelling and the perils of digital permanence

Audio Danger: Radio storytelling and the perils of digital permanence | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Here's how perfectionism short-circuits the storytelling process: While wrestling with our raw material, we cannot avoid a huge gap between what we think the story should be and what story actually makes sense to listeners ...
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Analytics tool tracks higher-ed classroom performance - GCN.com

Analytics tool tracks higher-ed classroom performance - GCN.com | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Analytics tool tracks higher-ed classroom performance GCN.com In other announcement from the gathering, McGraw-Hill launched Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, a multiplayer language learning game that provides college students an immersive...
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Success, Reality And The Myth Of “Up And To The Right”

Success, Reality And The Myth Of “Up And To The Right” | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Despite what many are led to believe, great startups rarely move linearly "up and to the right." They zig, they zag, they take detours and often “pivot” several times to get to a positive outcome.
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Tweetenfreude: The psychology of the hate-follow - Digiday

Tweetenfreude: The psychology of the hate-follow Digiday There are no official statistics in the matter, but Digiday suspects the hate-follow is even more common in the insular worlds of digital media and advertising, where there's no shortage of...
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National Day of Unplugging urges people to take digital time off - WTVM

National Day of Unplugging urges people to take digital time off - WTVM | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
National Day of Unplugging urges people to take digital time off WTVM Some find it difficult to disconnect from social media, texting and electronic gadgetry - one in 10 can't disconnect even in the middle of the most intimate of connections.
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Evernote Adds Handwriting To Its Android App, Finally Integrating Penultimate’s iPad-Only Features

Evernote Adds Handwriting To Its Android App, Finally Integrating Penultimate’s iPad-Only Features | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
One day after note-taking app Evernote announced image annotations for its Windows version, today it's Android's turn for some attention.
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76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society

76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
The vast majority of Americans now use the Internet (87 percent); nearly half would find it “very hard or impossible” to give it up (46 percent), and an overwhelming percentage think it’s been a good thing for society (76 percent).
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The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience.
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$1 Million in 1 Day: 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Earns Pot of Gold

$1 Million in 1 Day: 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Earns Pot of Gold | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
You did it, Internet readers. In just half a day, LeVar Burton's $1 million Kickstarter campaign to resurrect "Reading Rainbow" has reached its goal.
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Convergence is real. Media go hand in hand to enhance the learning of the consumer. What an exciting time to experience everything!

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10 Soulless Video Games That Are Just Slot-Machines - WhatCulture!

10 Soulless Video Games That Are Just Slot-Machines - WhatCulture! | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
WhatCulture! 10 Soulless Video Games That Are Just Slot-Machines WhatCulture! There's a rancid stench wafting around the gaming industry of late, and it can only be attributed to the advent and subsequent growth of the freemium business model.
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TED: Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe - Simon Sinek (2014)

TED: Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe - Simon Sinek (2014) | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust.
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The World as a Story: Emergent storytelling in World of Warcraft - Joystiq

The World as a Story: Emergent storytelling in World of Warcraft - Joystiq | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
The World as a Story: Emergent storytelling in World of Warcraft Joystiq How does storytelling function in World of Warcraft? What are its limits? Does it have to unfold solely via quest text, or can it be told via other means?
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Why voice is the next big internet wave

Why voice is the next big internet wave | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
At first glance, few technologies feel as unsexy as voice. From a user’s perspective, little has changed since the days of Alexander Graham Bell. Most see voice as a mature technology that simply connects people in real-time across a distance.
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Gamer social network Raptr reboots as a PC gaming communication platform - VentureBeat

Gamer social network Raptr reboots as a PC gaming communication platform - VentureBeat | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Gamer social network Raptr reboots as a PC gaming communication platform VentureBeat Raptr is rebooting its business so that it can focus on being a communications platform for PC gamers.
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This Is What Happens When Two Tech Writers Climb Into Robots And Fight

This Is What Happens When Two Tech Writers Climb Into Robots And Fight | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Contrary to what you may have heard, South by Southwest Interactive isn't just about high-minded panels and keynotes filled with big ideas.
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Spritz

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How productive would you be with a reading app like this? What would McLuhan think?
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Mobile Movies Is A Novel Way Of Collecting Data In Off-The-Grid Areas

Mobile Movies Is A Novel Way Of Collecting Data In Off-The-Grid Areas | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
In the late 1960s, the British Ministry of Technology turned Bedford SB buses into mobile cinemas that toured the country and screened films promoting modern production techniques.
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Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Caffeine is a horrible, terrible, gosh-darn-awful part of my daily life. Two cups in the morning. I’m addicted. So are many of you. We need caffeine in our blood to function.
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Twitch’s latest SDK enables broadcasting for mobile games

Twitch’s latest SDK enables broadcasting for mobile games | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Be prepared for an endless onslaught of live Flappy Bird runs, because livestream gaming website Twitch announced a new SDK Wednesday that enables users to stream their mobile games onto its website.
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'Paper makes storytelling more beautiful' - Independent Online

'Paper makes storytelling more beautiful' - Independent Online | Components of Media Psychology | Scoop.it
Independent Online 'Paper makes storytelling more beautiful' Independent Online “Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts, “ Facebook said in a blog post announcing the new service.
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