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For a long time games were considered a time-waster or a distraction from more serious pursuits like school or study. But science is finding, in multiple fields, that games contribute far more positively to the development of modern day kids than we previously believed. Gabe Zichermann's TEDxKIDS talk illustrates the evolution in our thinking about [...]

This is my favorite TED talk, and a huge inspiration for the Kanjilicious project. In this talk McGonigal connects research from Carnage Mellon that pegs the number of hours a youth will put into gaming by the age of 21 at 10,000 hours. It is also here that McGonigal recalls Malcolm Gladwell projection that true […]