Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Why didn't I read "Toys as Culture" by Brian Sutton-Smith before?
He has a fine chapter on videogame as a toy - even though its a bit old. In here we find a videogame psychology:

1) Concentration
2) Visual scanning
3) Auditory discriminations
4) Motor responses
5) Perceptual patterns of learning

At least it gives a clue to the learning potential of older computer games. Still, he certainly explains the game from a ludologic perspective.

Monday, February 23, 2004

At 23:27, February 22. 2004, I became the father of a girl.
Weight: 3720 g.
Height: 54 cm.

Mother and child are both fine and well taken care of by the hospital.


Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Top-10 of ludologists with extraordinary names:

1. Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett
2. Krysia M. Yardley-Matwiejczuk
3. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
4. Ana Marjanovic-Shane
5. Pirjo Korkiakangas
6. Frederik J. J. Buytendijk
7. Tanya Krzywinska
8. Paul V. Gump
9. Gerd Gigerenzer
10. Johan Huizinga

Just below the list we find names like Greg Costikyan, Roger Caillois, Brian Sutton-Smith and Clifford Geertz.

Friday, February 06, 2004

Got a letter today:
I am now Assistant Professor at Multimimedia, Aalborg University.