Jun 302011

The more game makers consciously “tap into human psychological and sociological tendencies”, the more gamers must consider a game’s intention and the experience of playing it.  Are you having fun or, as in the example below, are you a monkey pressing a lever?

Reading through SCVNGR’s Game Mechanics Flash Cards could be part of a new mental self-defense kit, along with sets for logical fallacies and cognitive biases.

How Eluding and Vague!

 Posted by on June 20, 2011
Jun 202011

Trying to understand Ape Con Myth is like trying to understand the Tao Te Ching.
Let’s see what we can learn about both from three translations of chapter 21…


[11 translations and the original Chinese available here]

This Little Piggy Had Antibiotics

 Posted by on June 16, 2011
Jun 162011

We have access to and consume more news and information than ever.  But what are we taking from it all?
Is this knowledge adding up in any meaningful way or is it all merely washing over us?

Ape Con Myth wants to see what happens when you start adding it up.  Of course, where does one begin with
such an endeavor, when a single New York Times op-ed piece can yield all of this and more: