A Buddhist Game Designer

Jane McGonigal

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Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal is an author and game designer who describes herself as “23% Buddhist, 77% geek.” She begins this presentation, originally given at the 2011 Buddhist Geeks Conference, by asking: Do Buddhists and game designers share goals and methods? Could they share practices? She then shares some fascinating insights into the measured benefits of gaming, and then closes the talk by drawing striking parallels between the goals and benefits of gaming with the goals and benefits of Buddhist practice. 

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Come back to the Tricycle | Buddhist Geeks page next week for Part 2.

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