Episode 17 – Things are weirder than expected

Michael and Michael welcome a special guest this week – Dr. Ian Bogost“. Many of our listeners will know Ian from his work – Cow Clicker. We have a deep discussion on how games do and do not change the world, while focusing on the essence of games – seriously! Even though we have a few audio problems this week, it doesn’t stop Michael from talking about pranking!

Links we discuss:
Privates
From Cronkite to Colbert
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Cow Clicker
DrawSomething

Ian’s Books Mentioned during the show:
How to do things with Video Games
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing (Posthumanities)
Persuasive Games

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Episode 16 – Going Mobile

Michael and Michael promise not to dance or sing, but instead to talk about a great post found via Michael R’s RSS feeds which he spends way too much time on. Techcrunch announced back on August 1st about Mango Health, which gamifies people keeping up with taking their medications. Currently being invested in by Mark Pincus from Zynga, and Keith Rabios COO of Square, which just announced a big deal Starbucks for mobile payments. Michael R. then provides a little shameless cross-self promotion of TriangleAppShow, and tons of Podcasts about Mobile. App called Dromo – monitor’s your Drobo. We also hit a few of Michael R’s favorite apps including Meal Snap, Chirp and Plague.

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Episode 15 – A Short Interlude

In this week’s episode, Michael R. gets caught up on a few thoughts and discusses some upcoming activities for the Games At Work dot Biz team. He also rambles on a bit about a few books he recently finished …

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