This weeks On The Media focused on the role of online gaming in our society. I found this story, called “The Future of Gaming” very interesting for its discussion of the role gaming is shaping the future of collaboration.
The story includes a sound clip from a TED talk by Jane McGonigal, the head of research and development at the the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit forecasting firm.
The story also includes this clip of Jesse Schell speaking at DICE. Schell is founder of Schell Games and a professor at Carnegie Mellon. This is Schell’s full presentation, in which he explains the psychology behind the success of online games. Schell maintains that online games are breaking through to a reality where games are used to incent behavior.