Talks worth seeing about gaming and game design

Yeah, they are TED Talks.

On October 4th the TEDx El Ávila Nationa Park is going to be held here in Caracas. A TEDx is an indenpendently organized event, which goal is to extend the TED Talks spirit in a more local context while being sponsored by the major organization.

I won an invitation to attend to the event, and I’m very glad for it.

So, to share my joy I want to share as well a few TED talks regarding gaming and game design. I highly recommend to watch them, because the topics developed are, at least to me, part of the near future to us as researchers, developers and designers.

I will upload here the YouTube videos (they stream better than the actual TED videos) with a very short description. If you need more information, traslation or closed captions, the link to the corresponding TED page is in each title.

John Hunter on the World Peace Game

Teaching diplomacy to children with a board game.

Will Wright makes toys that make worlds

Using Spore as example, Wright explains his game design preferences.

Seth Priebatsch: The game layer on top of the world

We are covering our lives with a social layer using Facebook or Twitter, Priebatsch give us a look of the next layer we are building in top of it: the game layer.

Jesse Schell: When games invade real life

A very deep introduction to the concept of Gamification and how is changing the world today and how it will do it in the future. The video is the first part of the talk, the other 2 parts are here and here.

Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

Bringing gaming culture into classrooms.

Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

My favorite one, without any trace of doubt. It summarizes in this quote: “Try to make it easy to save the world in real life as it is to save the world in online games”. Wonderful presentation. More on that in further posts.

If you know any other TED Talk related this topics but not included here, please drop it on the comments section. I know there are a lot of talks regarding gaming and game design out there on the internet, but this time I wanted to focus on TED Talks only.


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4 Responses to “Talks worth seeing about gaming and game design”

  1. El chamaquito Says:

    Vives en venezuela?

    • nicolailobachevscki Says:


      Sí, efectivamente vivo en Venezuela, en Caracas para ser exactos. Puedes visitar la sección “What the f*** is this and who the f*** am I” (en la parte de arriba debajo del título de blog) si quieres saber más sobre mí.

      Bienvenido seas, gracias por tu comentario.

  2. El chamaquito Says:

    y porque tu contenido esta en ingles?

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