GAMING GLOBAL RESILIENCE
I had the pleasure of exchanging ideas this weekend with Critt Jarvis
, formerly of Enterra Solutions
and Dr. Barnett's
original webmaster (duties now ably carried out by Sean Meade
). Critt is embarked on an exciting developmental project with Dave Davison
, to create an international relations game
that reflects critical concepts from The Pentagon's New Map
along with Development in a Box and emergent principles like resilience
Is this game Risk
for futurist wonks ? Critt's vision:"For me, I see a MMPORG designed to allow participatory experience in learning to make global connections. The goal? Experiment in a virtual world, influenced by current events in-game and then be inspired to try it in real life. Educational, inspirational. Now that would be a conversation worth creating"Critt emailed me a copy of the conceptual core of the game " The Basic Cultural Unit " for commentary which I gave, plus the feedback of a select group of my students. As soon as I can figure out how to repost the image here from a PDF file into blogger, I'll solicit the input of Zenpundit readers.
Ah, my kingdom for a webmaster....