Makers and Gamers #Blogg100

#014 [XIV]
Gaming isn’t a waste of time [All creative people do it]

Today has been crazy day indeed. I have been on a after work hangout on Lindholmen Science Park. It’s was an open invitation to all people who was interested in the NASA Space Apps Challenge tomorrow.

We had a great time with some people demoing some very creative tools and toys. Here playing music on Water. There also was alto of gamers. And we talk about our gaming and geek history. What makes a gamer today.

Are you a Hardcore or casual gamer? And How do you play to feed your creativity?

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

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How can you be a modern Ninja #Blogg100

#051 [LI]
Do you work like Leonardo DaVinci? [3D printing yourself]

Today I have listened to many more sessions from #SXSWi. Some of them great and I just want to share the here. As before I have them all collected in my list.

Cred from my hometown Varberg has also been in Austin and South bu SouthWest. Read their blog in Swedish that explains well what SXSW is all about: Keep Austin Weird

MakerBot 3D printing

Bre Pettis talks about the 3D printer MakerBot in Games: Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. with the opening introduction to SXSWi also. It’s amazing story about the process about making 3D printing. And they apparently have a retail store in New York. So guess what I’m going to do when I visit New York next week? Read more about it on TechCrunch.

MakerBot

Bre Pettis demos a 3D Laser scanner for doing 3D printing with MakerBot

Here be Dragons [Do Sketching and Journaling]

Design Like DaVinci: Leonardo’s Sketching Lessons by Brian Sullivan. As you listen to it you can see the slideshare at the same time. Write down ideas and sketch when you are thinking. Write a Journal. Here are 7 tips from the lecture. Many of the go hand in hand with Einstein’s 5 tips for Increasing your Intelligence.

Find all tips under Journaling.

7 Steps to Everyday Genius

1. Be curious.You should be constantly learning.
2. Test knowledge. Learn from your mistakes.
3. Improve your own experience. Make it multi-sensory.
4 .Embrace ambiguity, paradox and uncertainty
5. Whole-brain thinking (science / art, logic / emotion)
6. Know the physical world (grace, dexterity, fitness)
7. Use system-thinking. See interconnections

DaVinci made 13 000 sketches in his life

DaVinci made 13 000 sketches in his life

Build trust and use Storytelling

Use storytelling to build trust with customers. The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust by Rohit Bhargava where he talks about how to earn trust.

Ninja Teams

Ninja Innovation: Ten Killer Strategies by Gary Shapiro. How to be an Ninja in a modern society. The most important thing to remember is that a Ninja never works alone. And it’s great if the Ninjas have different skills and different ways of thinking.

Small teams of Ninjas can easily take on a much larger force!

More to games to come

Susan O’Connor talks about getting emotions into modern games in Angry Nerds: Being Human in the Digital Age. She is currently behind the new type of emotional Storytelling in the new Tomb Raider.

@LordSillion