Friday, May 5, 2006

Gaming a "New Media"

On NPR today, Michelle Norris interviewed University of Southern California graduate student Susana Ruiz. She's created an online "game" for her thesis that educates people about the crisis in Darfur. In the interview, she suggested that online gaming, or interactive learning, or whatever you want to call it, is a new medium to send information, just like Art Spiegelman used graphic literature (she called it a comic book - gasp!) to tell a story about the Holocaust.

I played the game yesterday, it's pretty cool. And it encourages people to take action in the Darfur crisis.

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