Monday, July 1, 2013

Gaming and History

This is a fantastic talk about how gaming can transform the study of history.

Mahyad Tousi, a young Iranian cinematographer and historian, argues that history is a story, that through emotion, our brain connects the narrative. Consequently, we remember facts and begin to think critically. Through gaming, we can explore historical events and turn passive students waiting for a test into engaged and active participants. His company, Boomgen, is working on a game called Ajax, about the CIA and Iran,  but Tousi thinks that his platform can work for any historical event.

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