Tom Rawlings on BBC World Service’s Click discussing serious games

Just before Christmas 2014 I was featured on Click on World Service as part of a show on ‘serious games; News organisations turn to video games to attract a younger audience and readership.’ Also in the program were experts Jane Magonigal, Jo Twist, Alex Fleetwood & Bill Thompson. Among other titles on the show they […]

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The tricky topic of impact & interactive documentary

There has been much attention given to impact within documentary over the last couple of years. While BritDoc have stated in their recently published impact guide; ‘the power of film to change the world has become impossible to ignore’ and the Puma prize has been established to reward impact, what is meant by impact is not […]

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Distributed imagination: edited section from Seth Gidding’s Gameworlds

Rules themselves create fictions by the very fact of complying with their respective rules, is separated from real life where there is no activity that literally corresponds to any of these games [they] are played for real. As if is not necessary (Caillois 1962, 8). Replace cops and robbers and dolls houses with their digital descendants Grand Theft Auto and The […]

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