Posts Tagged ‘IT Conversations’

Games and Gamers meets Business and Learning… how the new generation will 0wn you

Friday, March 25th, 2005

Two Tech Nation interviews that I really enjoyed this evening, and found myself totally identifying with.

John Beck – When Gamers Enter the Workforce

Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with John Beck, a Senior Research Fellow at USC’s Annenberg Center of the Digital Future. He warns that the “Gamer Generation” is about to enter the workforce — and that means change.

John Beck is the author of “Got Game — How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever.”

Dr. Henry Jenkins – Video Games and Education

Dr. Moira Gunn interviews Dr. Henry Jenkins and learns how he thinks video games will revolutionize education. Dr. Jenkins is the director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the co-editor of Rethinking Media Change: The Aesthetics of Transition (Media in Transition).

I actually read up on Henry Jenkins a while ago, and found him and his work profoundly interesting. I think it was about Massively Multiplayer games, and how people deal with having an online or virtual persona, and the psychology behind it.

Scrum… Agile Project Management

Friday, February 18th, 2005

You know when you where really turned on by an IT Conversations recording, when you cant wait to get home to look it up:

IT Conversations – Pure Brainfood

Friday, December 17th, 2004

IT Conversations

I just wanna plug IT Conversations for a sec here.

IT Conversations is a network of high-end tech talk-radio interviews, discussions and presentations from major conferences delivered live and on-demand via the Internet. It’s a one-person labor of love. Doug Kaye is ITC’s host, producer, developer, writer, interviewer and engineer. He launched IT Conversations in June 2003 and produces three to five programs each week.

Been listening for a while now, one of the first podcasts I subscibed to. (they have been around longer than podcasting though)
I just listened to the last few offerings, and felt my IQ increase about 40 points šŸ˜‰

No, I donā€™t think just listening to this stuff actually makes you smarter, but it certainly makes you more aware!

ā€¦ Being aware of thingsā€¦being more aware of thingsĀ Ā  hmmm.Ā Ā Ā Ā could be the beginning of a personal sloganā€¦ bout time to, I am sick of quoting Confucius

Doug is now offering personalized selections of recordings though customized rss feeds. Well, Iā€™ll have my information overload, thank you very much!