Episode 21: Last week, Kelli and Josué dove into Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal. Because of the scope of the book and the influence it’s had on both hosts, one episode was simply not enough. In part II, Kelli and Josué share their personal experiences with SuperBetter, discuss happiness hacks, and look forward to a future shaped by games.
Episode 20: In anticipation of her new book ‘Superbetter’ this is part one of our two-part discussion of Jane McGonigal’s ‘Reality is Broken’, a book that has been very influential to both Kelli and Josué. We discuss why reality is broken, how games can help fix it, what the book means to us, and how the world has changed since the book was published.
Episode 19: Can smartphone tracking predict GPA? Kelli and Josué review the 2015 StudentLife Study which used smartphones to passively and actively track the health and habits of 48 Dartmouth students throughout their 10 week semester.
Episode 18: This week we dive into crowdsourcing and the different motivations people have for giving their time and/or money to strangers on the internet.
Episode 17: Phillip Zimbardo, the psychologist famous for the Stanford Prison Experiment, went on BBC television to promote his new book about video games and psychological well-being. It was not pretty. Thankfully, psychologist Andrew Przybylski was also there acting as the voice of empirical reason. This week, Kelli and Josué react to the interview.
Episode 16: Kelli and Josué return to the Black Mirror universe to dissect and discuss the second episode of Season 2, White Bear. Social relationships, justice, dehumanization, and more are all on the discussion table.