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DU Sophomore, Dylan Jones, talks about his passion for designing fun through video games. Dylan conceptualized and created game, "With a Whimper," as a participant of the Global Game Jam 2011. Dylan discusses how games can be art--a new form of expression with untapped potential and an unmarked future. Sophomore Dylan Jones, said he was an example of someone who found his own heart path: video games. Jones talked about “gameification” and how video games can play an important role in society despite the misconception that they’re a just a hobby for adolescent boys. “Games can be a new form of expression, maybe not art yet, but I think games have social and political applications; they can be applied to our lives and help us be better people,” Jones said. One example, he said, was that professors might consider giving students “experience” points through video games used in classrooms. “I think the grading scale today is broken on so many levels.” The idea gained merit with one attendee, DU Pioneer Leadership Program Director Linda Olson, stood up and said she’d be willing to talk to Jones about how to implement his idea. “I think that’s great, let’s talk,” Jones said with a laugh.

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Posted: 3 years ago
Recorded: Feb 17, 2011
Running Time: 06:09
Views: 15

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Tedxdu Global Game Jam Video Games Dylan Radical Openness Tedxdu Salon Tedx Games Gaming Design

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TEDxDU

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Dylan Jones

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