Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tech hacks for the time-rich and entertainment-poor.

I've been following MyToaster on Twitter for a while. It is gratifying to see a domestic appliance so happy in its work.

How happily surprising it was to discover that MyToaster is a neat little hack!

I don't think you could call this a game - it has no rules. But I think it makes life more playful, and encourages new ways of thinking about everyday objects.

Question: will the games of tomorrow be prettier pictures on a bigger screen? Or will more games involve extraordinary uses for ordinary things?

(Games involving the real world include: location based games, more location-based games, an example of a tabletop game, Mr Tetris, Moving Mario, real-world Mario.)

Heatlh Beyond conference: Thursday

If you are interested in health applications for games, there is healthbeyond.org.au at ex-Telstra Dome this Thursday, it's $20, and I am going to see if there is much game development going on in the health industry in AU.