Thursday, April 2, 2009

Real Life Avatars and the Application of Gaming Lessons to the Physical World

Jane McGonigal is my new hero! She's working in the area of virtual yoga to take lessons-learned about happiness from the gaming domain and apply them to physical life. Her brilliant Top Secret Dance-Off project, for instance, allows people to experience their physical body as an avatar and enjoy the kind of of liberating self-expression that many only know in virtual form.

I can't wait to see what she comes up with next, including a forthcoming book. For now, here's a recent presentation, plus the video I stumbled across that introduced me to her work.


Anonymous said...

this is great stuff thanks for posting it . I wanna hear the keynote along with the slides.

Banrion said...

Thank you for sharing this, it's brilliant, thought-provoking and McGonigal is simply amazing. It really made my day on so many levels.

Banrion Constantine