DS World record attempt – London – Saturday 25th of October 2008 – “To celebrate the London Games Festival 2008, we at DS:London in conjunction with the London Games Festival Fringe are organising a special WORLD RECORD attempt of getting the most number of DS players at one time in a room!” (most number? ‘highest number’, surely).
Playful: A day of talking about videogames and things – 31st October 2008, Conway Hall – “Playful is a one-day event all about game design – in all its manifestations, throughout the contemporary media landscape. The event aims to promote lively debate on the nature of games: what they mean to different people – both inside and outside the industry. Focusing on the creative and cultural dimensions, Playful examines game design as both a discipline and craft, offering different perspectives on its current and future possibilities.” I’m speaking.
NPR: Planet Money Podcast – “On NPR’s Planet Money, you’ll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks — all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy”
This American Life – ‘another frightening hour about the economy’ – “Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson … are back, in collaboration with the Planet Money podcast. They’ll explain what happened this week, including what regulators could’ve done to prevent this financial crisis from happening in the first place” How bad are things? Really? Is this bail out a good idea? (Free for 1 week)
DrawIt – “DrawIt is an easy-to-use, powerful image editing and drawing application designed for the Mac. It features entirely non-destructive editing, live filters, powerful vector tools, a standard collection of basic shapes and also a clear and intuitive interface.”