Interview with Dan Smith about Serious Games

For this interview I spoke with Dan Smith, VP of Circulation at the ContraCosta Times (a newspaper in the Bay area of Northern California). We had just finished a tour of the University of Southern California‘s Integrated Media Systems Center. I asked him what he thought of the technology demos we had seen? He was impressed by the ‘Serious Games’. They were 3D first person shooter style environments not unlike the look and feel of Doom. Instead of killing people and creatures this ‘Serious Game’ was built to help students learn about biology. This was accomplished by navigating a virtual micro-world inside the human body. It’s wonderful to have Dan’s perspective as a newspaper man. The Mobile Media Conference fostered an interesting confluence of the worlds of news, entertainment, and education.

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