Course Video & Notes

Class 6 – 10/21/15: “Frictions & Fictions: Consumer Contracts & Creative Constraints ” & Roch Ripley

Slides and video below:

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Class 5 – 10/14/15: “Consumers & Users As Creators & Connectors” & Mavis Dixon

Video and PowerPoints below. A few little sound glitches and, yes, I did decide to rename my slides after the fact…

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Class 4 – 10/7/15: “Right to the CreaTE or Rights to the Creation” & Brian Dartnell

Slides and Video (of Jon’s talk). First 1:28 of audio missing for some reason.

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Class 3 – 9/30/15: “John Milton Plays Grand Prix Legends” & Ian Verchere

For some reason Ian’s slides didn’t feed into the video. Everything else seems good.

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Law-ification Presentation @ Full Indie Summit 2014

For anyone who wants my take on a broad variety of issues video game developers might be interested in, this video which is a bit over a year old (but only recently posted to YouTube) might be helpful.


Class 2 – 9/16/15: “If Picasso had painted a round object..” & Erin Fields, Richard Tape, Patrick Pennefather

For the lip-readers among you….

The audio did not work even though the microphones did. Perhaps I was being too critical of the U.S. Copyright Office in Atari v. Oman (though in strange twist of fate I did suggest that things might be better for creators had they prevailed). In any event I am posting the video for posterity. The not inconsequential advantage is that Patrick Pennefather’s slides are included right up front. 

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Class 1 – 9/9/15: “Introduction” & Megan Coyle

Thanks to Megan Coyle for attending. Video of the class and slides follow.

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Week 13 – 11/26/14: “The Ethical Underpinnings of Video-Games”

Thanks to the always thoughtful Anoop Desai of EA for giving us some remarkable insights into the future of how we may game. For this final week of this years class only videos of my presentation and slides will be available. They are below.


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An awesome short film about our Oculus Rift class(es)


Jesse Joudrey passed along this very well done piece about our Rift experiment  two weeks ago. Thanks to everyone in the two “real” classrooms and the one “virtual” classroom who participated. Confusing, isn’t it? 😉


Week 12 – 11/19/14: “Terminators, Orcs & Other Anomalies” & Adrian Crook

Thanks to Adrian Crook for a very useful overview of the opportunities and cycles of the video game industry. Video and slides below.


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