So, about a month ago, I gave a talk about games. It was scary, but I got some nice feedback from the people involved.
I talked about the way that stories intersect with play, and how moving around in a virtual space is a bit like writing a character biography. I also pointed at some technological changes that might blurr even further the intersection between 'game' and 'real' worlds.
It's kind of a basic presentation, as it was written for a non-expert audience. But have a look and tell me what you think.
mildlydiverting.com - 21st Century Folktales: Games, Worlds, Stories - Presentation for BBC Writer's Room
Also, if you can work out how I've managed to break my CSS in firefox, I'd love to know.