Category Archives: Next Tech

Sleepless in New York

I spent the last weekend in January participating in the first Global Game Jam at New York’s Columbia University (there were 1,650 participants at 54 locations in 23 countries in […]

Brand You According to Google

Let’s face it, the ability to manage and control our personal and professional identities has taken a big hit thanks to web services like Google, MySpace, Facebook, social bookmarking and […]

Using Games in the Classroom

Should video games be used in the classroom? Can they support a standards-based curriculum and do they improve learning outcomes? My colleague and collaborator Lee Wilson has written a white […]

Live from the Global Game Jam

It’s day three, two hours and counting to the end of Game Jam 2009 and I’m reporting this morning from the world wide headquarters of Team High Concept. For the […]

Top Brands Flock to Twitter

When the topic turns to Twitter most people I talk to still shake their head in bewilderment. Who has the time for this? Why would anyone be interested in a […]

Best Twitter Mashup Yet

As Julien Sharp noted recently, “Getting followers on Twitter is relatively easy, but what is really important in making Twitter a worthwhile experience is the type of followers you get […]

Happy 25th Birthday, Macintosh!

On January 24th, 1984 Apple introduced the Macintosh computer, the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command line interface. […]

Global Game Jam 2009

Join the Global Game Jam, an intense 48-hour journey of creativity, innovation, collaboration, and experimentation. Maximize your creativity by designing games within specified constraints, in a limited period of time, […]

My TV, My PC

For years I’ve been my own best Guinea pig for testing new tools, technologies, techniques… anything I could use to tell a story or that might impact my customers and […]

Making Virtual Worlds Accessible

After developing educational technology products for Pearson and Scholastic, I’ve come to appreciate the value of creating products that are accessible to users with vision-, hearing- and learning-related disabilities. Whether […]