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November 19, 2012

Importance of music!!

There are many projects being done related to music in our class.. This made me think.. what is so interesting about music that makes it such a hot topic among so many? What major importance does music have in a humans life that makes it such an important part of it? Well I got quite a few answers for these questions through web search and came about the following page: http://www.musicempowersfoundation.org/the-importance-of-music.html. This list contains really interesting facts about music.. For example, a student playing violin for 10 years is really interested and doing great on calculus.. Coincidence?? Read the article to learn more about the ways music influences our lives..

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November 10, 2012

TED talk by Phil Hansen

A really interesting video about how art can be anything that we want it to be..

November 1, 2012

Project Muzzle – Vision Video

A game for music and puzzle enthusiast!!

October 28, 2012

Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus

This video is just a sample out of the Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus. Its an effort to determine whether music is hard wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment? The complete video recording of this talk is available at
http://worldsciencefestival.com/videos/notes_neurons_in_search_of_the_common_chorus

Note: the entire video is nearly 2 hours long.

October 28, 2012

Compose your own music!!

http://www.incredibox.com/

I know many would have come across sites similar to the one I am posting here.. but I really doubt whether they come close to the amount of fun you have on this one…

Cautionary Warning: You will spend good chunk of your time playing music in this site. 😀

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October 11, 2012

Evolution of Games

Its really crazy to see some of the older games compared to the latest one.. interesting!!

October 11, 2012

Information R/evolution

Here is a link I found that was similar to machine is us/ing us video showed in class. Its kind of interesting to see such facts but at the same time its a little scary. This post that I am posting now can be seen by so many and without my knowledge I have added another article into the Internet that will start to show up in various places when searched for.

October 11, 2012

Tune – A game about game design

“Tune” is a game that teaches game design. Many people in the class when presenting about their game ideas were talking about designing their own game. Guess this will be of help if you end up creating your own game. 🙂

http://www.steveswink.com/tune/

October 11, 2012

1 min video for design games

1 min video showing the importance of parents spending time with their kids for playing, how kids like to play in groups and the advantages of satisfying these in a kids life.

August 25, 2012

SWOT Analysis – RUMIS

RUMIS

Worldwide award winning strategy gameSWOT:

Team Members: Dinesh , Surabhi , Harish , Sudarsanan

GAME DESCRIPTION:

RUMIS is a 4 player strategy based board game. Each player is given their own set of blocks of a certain color. The players start arranging the blocks over the board while following certain constraints like the colors of same block should always be in touch and also the height should not exceed 4 blocks. The winner is decided based on whichever color is visible the most once all the players have completed their play.

      1. SWOT
        • Strengths: The game is very entertaining as it makes us to think about the future moves. The game also has multiple constraints which requires which requires a lot of cognitive thinking to play the game.
        • Weakness: The structure built becomes more brittle and easier to tumble as the game progresses making it difficult to be played by kids of smaller age groups.
        • Opportunities: Can  make the blocks magnetic so that the structure remains strong even if someone accidentally disturbed it. Also the boards can be made larger providing more game play time and more entertainment.
      2. DIGITIZATION: The game can be transformed into the digital world by introducing a virtual game board along with bigger sized blocks of various colors which the players can pick up and place it over in the virtual board. This will make the game more interesting as it will be equal to building something in the real world.
      3. OTHER AREAS OF USAGE: This game can be used as a medium for people who have trouble socializing with a group as it encourages people to interact with one another. Also the game can be used for training the cognitive areas of the brain for people who are suffering from diseases like Alzheimer or other brain disorders.