Episode 125 – Procedural Worlds

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson


Michael and Michael are back again to talk about some cool gaming tech which is being put to work. We talk about creating new worlds with procedures.. We talk about taking a very old idea and adding a new UI to it.. and we go back to star stuff with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Show Links:
No Man’s Sky – Amazing Procedural World Game – coming soon!
Spore
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
Minecraft
Raph Koster’s Laws of World Design
Project SoLu
Google Chromebook
Neil DeGrasse Tyson

What are you playing:
Michael R – Emotiv Insight App – Apple and Android
Michael M – Shooty Skies (from the makers of crossy roads)

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Episode 124 – Shuffling Paper

Michael M. and Phaedra B. have an exciting show about interruptions, and the cost of those interruptions. We learn that there are many different ways of trying to manage this world of constant interrupts. What about a constant interruption to remind you to change your behavior and improve your blood pressure?

What is your best way of dealing with interruption? Is there an optimal time to interrupt bad behavior?

Show Links:
The cost of Interruptions
American Psychological Association – Interruption analysis
Using index cards for task switching
Using Texting to reduce blood pressure
mHeatlh Conference
TextExpander version 5

Games we are playing
Phaedra – Up to eyeballs in Medical Minecraft
Michael M – Star Wars Uprising

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