Neils Clark's Blog
Neils wrote In Play, co-wrote Game Addiction, and has taught psychology, media theory, and ethics at DigiPen. He likes libraries.
What flow theory is, where it's problematic.
J.R.R. Tolkien on why we need, and love, escape.
The co-author of Game Addiction explores The Ding, B.F. Skinner, and the line between radical behaviorism and fun. An excerpt from his forthcoming In Play (hence the mentions of book).
Clark gives us a short, humorous look at defining the word "game," posted in response to Raph's recent "How I Analyze a Game"
Being five languages of experience. By understanding languages of experience - for cultural challenge, human engagement, human manipulation, spatiality, and aesthetics - Clark asserts that we can better understand how and why games matter.
Neils Clark's Comments
[Blog - 04/17/2015 - 02:06]
I 'm biased, but I ...
I 'm biased, but I think you 've put to words an important piece of game development history.
[Blog - 04/15/2015 - 02:28]
Being either a kept artist ...
Being either a kept artist or occupying the folks ' place might be good, for some, but I never liked either. Both came with emotionally unhealthy stuff, neither offered a good place to create. That s just me. But it wasn 't fully clear until after those were done. r ...
[Blog - 03/06/2014 - 05:07]
Thanks On Faerie Stories is ...
Thanks On Faerie Stories is definitely a recommended read for anyone interested in the nature of immersion. Tolkien is talking about the elves, but if you read between the lines it 's a really timeless piece.
[News - 03/06/2014 - 10:54]
I enjoy the pacing, though ...
I enjoy the pacing, though definitely see the conundrum. r n r nI had this really wonderful moment where I 'd forgotten about it, and suddenly felt really worried that the fire might have gone out. r n r nBut was ultimately delighted at what had happened instead.
[Blog - 02/13/2014 - 09:04]
[Blog - 02/08/2014 - 07:36]
Thanks for the comment, Katy, ...
Thanks for the comment, Katy, and for giving a broader perspective on how behaviorism developed out of the psychoanalytic tradition. r n r nSpecific is good. r n r nAnd this post, taken on its own, is even intentionally surfacy. Though when we get to Rogers and Maslow and Vaillant ...