Designed Distractions

 

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Image courtesy NPR’s Planet Money.

After our discussion in class yesterday about designed distractions, digital duality, and how to live a life lived in media, this piece from NPR’s Planet Money is particularly interesting. In her report, You Can Create A Hit Video Game About Anything. Even Making Toast, Stacey Vanek Smith explores the lengths game designers go to design elements that bring you back, keep you distracted, and stoke your need for more.

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