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Stephen P. Anderson
Designer. Speaker. Lifelong Learner • Creating ‘things to think with’ and ‘spaces’ for generative play • Author: Figure It Out • Founder:
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Stephen P. Anderson 16h
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Stephen P. Anderson 16h
Last month, I had a great chat with Jane Portman on the podcast. Talking about *Figure It Out* 📖, and lots more!
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Stephen P. Anderson 17h
"Then the best thing a game designer can hope for happened. Theme fueled further mechanics and, in turn, those mechanics fueled further theme. There was synergy. The game built itself." ♥️
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 28
Replying to @olicav
That would be lovely!
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 28
This was an instant buy for me! “Cynefin - Weaving Sense-Making into the Fabric of Our World”
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 28
Replying to @olicav
Small, small world. I just discovered your work a few weeks ago, and I now have these three books of YOURS sitting on my desk:
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oliver caviglioli Oct 24
"When a topic becomes just complex enough that it's too difficult to explain using words alone, or when we have trouble making sense of a subject, we expand our cognitive abilities by bringing ideas into the world." Anderson & Fast, Figure It Out: (2020) My current focus book.
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 28
"What if, instead of hating each other's beliefs, we learned more about where they come from?" 🤔 (Good summary of the six basic moral values identified by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt)
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 27
Replying to @stephenanderson
Anyway, some CONTEXT: I've been researching are narrative games, learning simulations, etc. — both analog and digital. One of the things I'm exploring is an interactive learning program delivered via Twine or SMS. Turns out we've had this 'tech' for decades! 3/
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 27
Replying to @stephenanderson
Here's a Guardian article that tells us more about F.I.S.T. — And a(nother) wiki page I found: . 2/
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 27
Today's interesting find, from 1988: 👉 "F.I.S.T." As in "Fantasy Interactive Scenarios by Telephone" (no, get your mind out of the gutter!) F.I.S.T. was the "The first interactive telephone role-playing game, also called a PBP ("Play by Phone")" 1/
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 25
Replying to @lizandmollie
All of the above?! 😜
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 25
Replying to @thedanward
* safe space
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 25
Replying to @thedanward
On social media? You don’t reply. Ever! 😳 In person, 1-on-1? “Tell me more... what made each of them a good leader?” Create a safe for dialogue. See where the conversation goes... 🤔
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 25
Replying to @ryanrumsey @alexrwhite
I’ve used it for everything from: - some factoid to look up later - an additional sentence or example needed -an entire paragraph to ‘balance things out’ (For the sentences & paragraph, I’ll do something like ‘TK-some description/reminder for me’) **So useful to stay in flow!**
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 25
Replying to @alexrwhite
Yes—a lot! Using ‘TK’ so I can easily refind these placeholders.
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 25
‘Translation from Gaslight to English’ 👏🏼
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 25
“But we need not despair. If this account is correct, then short-termism is an emergent property of the cultural, economic, and technological moment. It need not last forever, nor is it totally out of our control.”
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 23
Replying to @SamuelHulick
I believe… A belief can be * supported or unsupported * provable, debatable, or disprovable * understood or not (This wasn't in reference to something, was it?!)
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Stephen P. Anderson Oct 23
̶U̶h̶ ̶, yeah! I might be giving this a try in the near future...
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