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Find the Future at NYPL: The Game

Find the Future at NYPL: The Game
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Chasses au trésor : chasse au trésor adulte, organiser chasse au trésor (1) La rubrique chasses au trésor contient les chasses au trésor en cours et les archives des chasses au trésor anciennes. Lorsqu'un trésor (à base d'énigmes) a été trouvé, les inventeurs du trésor racontent souvent sur leur site web toute leur aventure : la façon dont ils ont décrypté les énigmes, leurs fausses pistes, les expéditions menées pour aller chercher des indices sur le terrain ou dans des bibliothèques. Les solutions aux énigmes sont aussi données sur le sites officiel de l'organisateur de la chasse. Ces solutions sont normalement déposées chez un huissier avant de lancer la chasse au trésor. This Might Be a Game

Superstruct How NASA Plans to Make Astrophysics Fun With an Ambitious Social Game Imagine if government agencies made social games. Who wouldn't enjoy the Federal Reserve's Asset-Backed SecuritiesVille, or the Census Bureau's World of FormCraft? Maybe not. But what about NASA? NASA's educational efforts have blossomed in the digital age. SEE ALSO: 4 Excellent Indie Games With Real Educational Value That's easier said than done. Private Development and Crowdfunding "NASA could have spent a million dollars [to make a game] a year or two ago, and you may not have seen anything that you wanted to play," Khaled Shariff, the CEO of Project Whitecard, tells Mashable. The project, currently titled Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, has kicked off an initial round of crowdsourced funding, and thanks to a bit of social media buzz, has exceeded its initial goal of $25,000 in just two weeks. "It's an opportunity for us to experience the solar system [in a way] that, surprisingly, hasn't been done up to this point," says Shariff. The Crucial Balance: Fun vs. Science Gets Social

A Night at the New York Public Library | Wired Magazine On May 20, 500 people will spend the night at the New York Public Library for an exclusive, invitation-only event designed to bring players in contact with some of the many inspirational artifacts housed at the library as part of a game called Find the Future. The New York Public Library is hosting the game during its Centennial celebration, and players worldwide can participate starting May 21. By Kris Nordgren, originally posted at ARGNet According to Jane McGonigal, gamers tend to read books more than they watch TV. The New York Public Library wants to change that perception. To do this, the library has developed Find the Future, an interactive experience that guides visitors through the many artifacts housed at the New York Public Library. Find the Future will initially be played by 500 participants who will be locked into the Stephen A. If you want to join the lucky few selected for Find the Future‘s inaugural run, go to the website and enter to win.

piquemots - Jeux de lettres Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (9781594202858): Jane McGonigal Jane McGonigal About Think back to the last time you played a game. What was the game? Why did you choose to play? Games come naturally to human beings. This blog is about games designed to help you get more innovative, creative results in your work. Chris Brogan video review of Gamestorming: “Most organizations would welcome more innovation, a greater ability to change and a more fulfilling and fun culture for their employees. “If you are a business owner or manager who wants to look at things in a new way and sharpen innovation in your company or on your team, Gamestorming is an excellent resource for you.” “If you’re a facilitator, corporate trainer, a team leader or in a creative role within a company, I’d say that this book will be valuable to you and that’s it’s worth checking out. “Gamestorming… teaches you how to fish, so to speak, instead of just giving you a formulaic set of rules and procedures. “This is a really smart book. Rating: 8.3/10 (16 votes cast) About, 8.3 out of 10 based on 16 ratings

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