Focussed on digital game based solutions to human problems. Especially interested in learning games that create value for large groups of people in need. Be it Intellectual, Emotional or Physical this new iteration of the Oosphere is emerging finally. This helps me keep track of and share what I've found in my polymath perambulations.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Day 1 AM - Mind and Life XXVII - Craving, Desire, and Addiction

Friday, April 19, 2013

Multivariate Cognitive Assessment Could link Education and Games

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Why It’s Important to Lose Your Mind (at least twice a year) | The Evolution of Enlightenment | Big Think

Thursday, October 25, 2012

10 books - Game Based Learning

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Neuroscience X Game-based Cognitive Training

Uh, yeah, finally!

Monday, July 25, 2011

'self-fueling feedback loop'

Indeed. This article referenced RU Sirius' Gamification article a little while ago. And all the talk about 'AI' 'mentoring' is making it way to complicated. Simple assessment is the only thing necessary to drive the optimal learning interface.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Good start for Khan Academy

if it were 'multi-media' and used assessment, had some game structures that overarched the many kinds of play, etc...

Monday, July 04, 2011

this and Kno and Inkling, also VC, Imagine K12

Starting to be some solid grass roots efforts, almost like the niche for game based learning and working is naturally evolving. the question is what could be done to move it along more rapidly.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Understanding How We Think - Best Ad for LILA

Critical Thinking = Executive Function

Isn't about memorizing facts to score high on horrible tests.

Play and Games designed for assessment of all cognitive faculties could.

Monday, May 23, 2011

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education

And this is just the beginning.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This must be the topic of the moment

Learner directed v taught from a curriculum with firm structure. Isn't this just subject/object all over again?

Monday, March 07, 2011

Immortality: The Only Meme You Can't Kill or Die For.

Make a game about it, Mr. David Murdock!

Game Based Work!

All we need is comprehensive cognitive assessment.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

games and business

Hey there!

Monday, January 03, 2011

All Stars of Education

LILA anyone?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

What? No way! Playing Video Games Can Improve Your Work Performance?

Duh! This is so like 10 years ago....

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grants for Education

Lots of good folks here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Available Educational Resources

Between Youtube and iTunes we are getting a very comprehensive online library of learning materials. Assessment would complete the picture, allowing learners to have the cognitively appropriate content 'pushed' toward them. C'mon LILA!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Semantic Web Acquisitions Leading To LILA?

If wishes were horses, I'd have a ranch, c'mon Google give me another chance.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Seymour Papert: From Piaget to Game Based Learning

A great hero and inspiration for LILA

Friday, July 16, 2010

Google + Zynga + Metaweb = LILA; winner of 10^100 Project?

Let's see, social games plus semantic web. I have envisioned the marriage of these two since 2005 when I dreamed up LILA.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

eLearning Behemoth?

C'mon, let's do it!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I started out calling it 'Google Games'

There wasn't anything that came up on search for Google Games in 2005 when I thought up LILA.
Well, it had something to do with gimmicky search results, such as trying to think up a term that would return 1 result, or two or something like that. Not Games. So, YAY!!!

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

Yeah, that's right, practice! For a decade. Three hours a day.

Monday, June 28, 2010



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Meena needs LILA

Word games for girls in poverty? Targeted at their sweet spot of learning? In any topic?
LILA! Meet Meena!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Neal Stephenson - Alternate Reality Game base novel APP!!

Mobile interactive novel.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Differentiated Instruction?

Could it be?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lila for LILA?

Vision, experience plus a lot of intangibles....

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Google Tips


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Kleiner Perkins Ups The Ante on iPad/iPhone Education Apps

Do I have the courage?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

One Step Closer to Ubiquity

Add cognitive assessment and voila'!

or perhaps I should say LILA'!

Infant's Sensitivity To Voice At Seven Months Has Implications for Kidiwiki

Not sure what they mean by 'adult-like responses' in the neonate. Cause folks everywhere are scratching their heads regarding this as a developmental threshold. But then again, it's Yahoo news, not the exact wording of the study in Neuron.

Monday, March 15, 2010


If only these guys were aware of the implications of LILA.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Redemption Of Western Culture

By studying the writings of Parmenides and Empedocles, the teachers of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, Peter Kingsley has identified the core misunderstanding that has caused Western Culture to be guided in the wrong direction. Toward separation instead of oneness, away from the senses, instead of directly through them, the western traditions have found 'no meaning' instead of the truth. Can the west, seemingly ignorant, arrogant and doomed on its present path, find redemption in this new knowledge of the essence of its indigenous spirituality?

Tender and Cool


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Best Ad for LILA, Evah! Thanks Jesse Schell.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Next Evolutionary Stage For Humanity

Thank you Jane. Google, Jane...Jane, Google. I'm LILA.

Google's Acquisition of Aardvark

I'd seriously like to believe that Google is preparing to launch LILA, because this acquisition is right square in line with it, social, semantic, user generated. All it needs is cognitive assessment and play/games. And Jane McGonigal.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

iPad and Educational Interfaces

Insightful commentary re iPad, video conferencing, social networking with enormous implications for learning and creativity/productivity, etc. And the mention of the wife's PhD thesis on such implications for learning takes it to the stratosphere. Kidiwiki and LILA were meant for this arc. It's inevitable/inexorable.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

11-year old develops iSketch app for iPhone, donates proceeds to children's hospital.

As it says at the end of the article, humbling.

Why Google is the choice to develop LILA

This issue becomes even more important to the algorithmic engine required for LILA.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Work Into Play

This and the quote from Eric Scmidt about everything online being like playing a game. Yeah, I'm still hopin' G picks LILA.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Searcher Specific Cognitive Algorithmic Support

If the searcher allowed for cognitive assessment, contextual cues could be specifically designed for each searcher. This is really the core concept of LILA and would take into account searcher's cognitive levels, matching them contextually to improve the quality of search results. Interests, Ontologies and other knowledge bases could be assessed by such an algorithm as well.
One spectacular benefit of such an approach to search would be even more practical, useful and successful advertising to a searcher. Searchers would be much more matched for advertising, getting a lot closer fit to any products they may be interested in.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Could this be a major platform for LILA?

So far, the games seem silly, but could things change once cognitive assessment is added?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

How LILA will be adopted.

The moment in this article, "A 13-year-old, illiterate kid who’d never seen a computer wandered over tentatively, and soon realized he could move the cursor by moving a finger across the touch pad. Within four hours, a small group of kids had gathered. They had figured out how to open Internet Explorer and were playing a game on Disney’s Web site."

I would like to see this ASAP for every child on earth.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

OLPC in Uruguay

LILA next?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Massive Disruption in Education Industry

This is nice to hear from someone else for a change.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Touchscreen- a new frontier - Kidiwiki

New thinking here, lots of it....

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Transforming Education Through The Internet

I'm waiting....

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Working Memory and Learning

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Marketing iPhone App kidiwiki


Friday, August 28, 2009

Evaluation of Learning Games

Larry Hedges and CyGaMEs seem to have a notion of what's required to finally put digital learning games over the top.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tetris inoculates against PTSD

I wonder what else could do that? Kidiwiki and LILA are obvious candidates, or at least hold the potential in some kind of future version.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My New Role Model

I love this guy's advice, not just for living long, but for living well at any age.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Learning Model

Interesting, but there is one thing missing. A very simple semantic algorithm that can be applied to the assessment of the learner's optimal learning curve.

In other words, LILA.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Much cool stuff about search

Many niche sites and alternatives to the king.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Add LILA to Google Wave

That's all I'm askin...

Please. Nicely.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reality For Those Stuck in the 10th Rung of the Bardo Thodol

Actually, this is one of the best things I've read about how the world can and should work, micro to macro.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I think this is the greatest step yet toward 'being our own broadcast networks!"

What else do we need, oh yeah, 'studio in a box.'

Then massive free bandwidth...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

36K Year-old Representational Art

Conclusion: Pron responsible for development of big modern human brains.

Multiple Intelligence Clearinghouse

Lots of sites, references, etc.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Nice Look at Life Balance

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Neural Mechanisms for Confidence, Decision-Making and Certainty

I'm confident in this research...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brain Development, Learning and LILA

First, there is tremendous scientific evidence regarding multiple intelligences, particularly J.P. Guilford's The Structure of Intellect.
Multiple 'styles' of learning, individualized learning are both indicated in digital game based learning.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Digital Game-Based Bio-Engineering

Indeed, this is an example at the high end of something that could be called game based research, development, engineering.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Howard Gardner - Multiple Intellligences

What, nobody heard of J.P. Guilford, author of The Structure of Intellect?