The Michael’s are back with a bit gamification for travel, we try and take a different approach then our prior episodes were we talked about how the Airline Industry was gaming boarding, and see if we can setup an on-line auction for improving your seating on the plane. Perhaps we can get a bit of advice from Zaboo and his seat saving network idea (see “The Guild” season 5). How can you make this game work for both the passenger and the airlines? When at restaurants can we figure out a way to swap locations in line? Can the Restaurant get in on the action? We have a few ideas!
We then look at geolocation data, and it may allow a group of travelers, can find new and exciting things to do when in a new location. There are a few new apps in this space to mention on the show.
We then take a deeper look at Kano – A kickstarter project that is now available for regular purchase. It helps gets get started with programming by teaching them python game programming using a very cool Raspberry PI setup. Thank you @epredator for the great blog post.
Do you want to overlay the world or replace it? This is the question that your friendly co-hosts discuss as we learn that Oculus Rift has gotten a new CTO. Do you want to augment your face with constant data and insights? What layer of the world are you watching? Were the Vapors prescient in the their lyrics for “Turning Japanese?”
Phaedra then gives us insights in the minds of finding a good sale. Is this the ultimate game for some? How viscerally do you play your savings game? Is it fun to save your business money by playing the compliance game? We have a bit of rant on the value of gaming compliance. What do you think, let us know in the comments below.. Do you play the shame game?
Stay tune for our special guest next week – Emotiv CEO Tan Le! Go support their KickStarter for the Emotiv Insight
Well, it’s happened again… We missed another show, but we did think about some cool topics for next week. Phaedra and Michael will do a show next week all about Mars!!! So don’t space out, we will be back soon.
In a bit of an out of sequence episode Michael and Michael talk about the investment made by Zynga in OMGPop the makers of Draw Something and what the game of it all may be. Andy is off traveling the world, and hopefully enjoying a much needed rest from technology (as if). We continue to ask for your feedback on the format of the show, and future topics. How about an episode on Mobility and gaming? Or board games?