Reality Mining at Cogito

on Oct 31, 2012
Cogito Health is a young technology startup based in Charlestown, MA developing tools for real-time monitoring of customer engagement. Though their way of operationalizing engagement differs in marked ways from the game-centric way we usually...

Refining the flow diagram

on Oct 19, 2012
Last month, I posted on the origins of Csikszentmihalyi's concept of flow, but the diagram I focused on there (and that tends to pervade discussion of flow among game designers) is actually a bit dated. Preparing for a reading group on engagement...

The Origins of Flow

on Sep 11, 2012
As a reader of MP, there's a decent chance that you're already familiar with the concept of "flow" championed by positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced like this, not this). If you aren't up to speed on it, fear not; I'll go into...

Better, Stronger, Faster: How Games Will Change Wh...

on Jul 27, 2011
For a few years now I’ve been interested in the idea of cybernetic systems – that is, systems of information communication and control that typically include a human controller, a machine enhancement, and regulatory feedback between the two....

Call of $$$

on Jun 10, 2011
If you've seen many of my previous posts, it should be clear that I used to be a pretty big Call of Duty player (until my account was hacked, that is), so of course my interest was piqued when Travis sent me a link to this article about a new...