Class contributions 2012 - Radical Games

There are three ways in which you will contribute to class:

  1. Group assignment: You will form your own groups, of 2 members each, and select a topic from the Schedule page.

    On the day when your group is scheduled, you will stand in front of the class and initiate a discussion around the topic: the goal is to engage everyone so much that they will be able to use what they learned from the reading in their future professional life! Everyone will have read the reading, so your challenge is to engage everyone beyond what they already know. People learn from being critically engaged with a topic that concerns them, so you have to make them think and relate the reading to their work. You are the professor: Here is your chance to teach your peers exactly the way you like University to be!

    You will conclude with a large sheet of paper on the wall that summarizes what you want everyone to remember. You will have 30 min on the day, so make sure your equipment is running beforehand and practice your timing.

    This will count towards 20% of your final grade.

  2. Game Project Portfolio: You will present three Radical Games in a team of 3 throughout the semester. Each game will be radically different, and so will be each team. You will let everyone else in the class play your game. The aim is to design Radical Games that no-one else in the world was creative enough for, brave enough to realize, crazy enough to imagine, ... so this is your chance to be challenged!

    Each game will be accompanied by its own posterous (tumbler, etc.), in which you will document your progress weekly. Post your URL to this blog so people find you.

    Each game needs to have a webpage (can be on posterous etc.), a video showing the game in action, a photo (1024x768 minimum) and a paper clearly articulating the novelty and contribution of your game.

    Combined, the games will count towards 20%+20%+20% = 60% of your final grade.

  3. Critical reflection: You will write a comment about each class on the blog before the next lecture in which you critically reflect on what you have learned. You can also comment on ideas it generated for you, what you would like to hear more about, or what it inspired you, or what you disagree with. 1 sentence is enough as long as it is critical. You need to leave your blog comment in a way that clearly identifies you (so please use “Derek A.” if there are multiple Derek’s).

    This will count towards 20% of your final grade.

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