Moving Pixels Podcast

What's the Point of Points?

by G. Christopher Williams

17 October 2011

The system runs on points, measures us in points, validates us in points. This week the Moving Pixels podcast considers why we value points.
 

High scores, achievements, leveling up. The system runs on points, measures us in points, validates us in points.

This week the Moving Pixels podcast considers the value of points. What points matter to us? Why do we want them? Why do they matter?
  

This podcast is also available via iTunes.

 

More discussion of points and scores:

Twitter as Scoreboard, As Anomie by Rob Horning

Pleasures of Scoreboard by Rob Horning

 

Our podcast contributors:

Rick Dakan is a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog as well as to the Gamma Testing podcast.

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com.  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.

Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.

 

You can follow the Moving Pixels blog on Twitter.

Topics: high score | points | score
 

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