[OLPC library] [support-gang] Health Jam 2008 (article and pictures)
cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 01:50:12 EDT 2008
Unfortunately, I'm not likely to be able to attend, but having found these,
I did think that OLPC (SJ et. al.) should consider an "official presence".
I also thought that some of the participants on some of the lists might find
them sufficiently interesting to consider attending on their own, and so I
pinged a note to SJ and a few lists at about the same time.
Didn't mean to create an echo, but I do think that these present very
interesting opportunities to promote XO as platform/channel and possibly to
recruit like-minded developers to port/adapt their projects.
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 11:54 PM, Arjun Sarwal <arjun at laptop.org> wrote:
> Chris also recently posted about such related events on the Health
> mailing list, and I believe he might be going to one/some of them...
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 11:54 PM
> Subject: [Health] Serious Gaming conferences (not what you think)
> To: health at lists.laptop.org
> I just came across these interesting conferences.
> Games for Health Fourth Annual Conference 2008
> May 8-9, 2008, Baltimore MD
> (yes I know it's crazy short notice, but I just came across it)
> Games for Change
> 2008 Fifth Annual Games for Change Festival
> Parsons the New School for Design in NYC
> June 3
> and/or pre-festival workshop, June 2
> An OLPC presence at one or both of the conferences below looks like
> too good an opportunity to pass up for meeting/recruiting other game
> developers with compatible goals and for showing off the XO as a
> really cool platform that they should consider porting. I posted the
> info for "Games for Change" to etoys, devel and games lists. It's
> still within a reasonable timeframe to organize an "official OLPC"
> presence for that one and SJ has expressed some interest in that idea.
> It's less realistic to expect that anyone will be going to Games for
> Health, but I passed notice along to OLPC Learning Club DC, just in
> case. In any event, the list of presenters makes for some excellent
> leads on identifying potential developers/projects with similar goals.
> There is a certain sad irony in the fact that a number of the games in
> development seem to be about getting over-nourished kids to put down
> the game controller and get active when malnutrition is such a great
> concern for the developing world. That's not to say that a little
> economic development won't bring all of the ills of the first world to
> others in time or that exercise messaging isn't suitable in any
> environment, but I think those particular materials would need
> substantial reworking for use by OLPC. To a great extent OLPC
> represents the first time there will be a channel/platform for
> reaching the developing world with such games, so it's perfectly
> pragmatic that there has been little work there to date. I very much
> want to think that some introduction to OLPC's efforts would bring the
> passion of these folks for electronic health message delivery to bear
> on a wider world audience.
> Health mailing list
> Health at lists.laptop.org
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 2:00 AM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for the update, Ixo! There's a Games for Health event in
> > May 8-9. Did you meet any people there who might like to go?
> > http://www.gamesforhealth.org/index3.html
> > SJ
> > On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Alan Claver <alc at psu.edu> wrote:
> > > On 4/28/08 3:57 PM, "Ixo X oxI" <ixo at myna.ws> wrote:
> > >
> > > > lol. :)
> > >
> > > Oh, sorry, you're the sorry looking one.. 8-)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> Arjun Sarwal
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> Email: arjun at laptop.org
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