Saturday, May 5, 2012
mini-REVIEW: Reality is Broken
Reality in Broken:Why games make us better and how they can change the world by Jane McGonigal
Sure the book starts off with details of ways that our modern world is not perfect, and most people are already intimately familiar with the imperfection in some form. But McGonigal quickly moves on to proposing "fixes" to reality, exciting and playful ways to work on the world's problems. These strategies come with examples that, while they may not turn reality upside down, do show it is possible to have an impact with these strategies. It may be that not all fourteen fixes turn out to be as practical and as revolutionary as McGonigal hopes. But the over all strategy does have important potential and everyone should be ware of the potential for attacking problems this way.
This review based on the audio version performed by Julia Whelan