How "oldschool" graphics worked

In part 1, the limitations of color on older 1980's computers and game consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Commodore 64. The artwork of "The Mill" by Oliver Lindau. The artwork of "Halo J." by Steven Day.

In this episode Apple II and Atari 2600 graphics modes. 

Maya Angelou's Wisdom Applied To Creativity

 

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

 

For the past few days that quote by Maya Angelou keeps popping up everywhere. In blog posts, TED talks, marketing books, student design work, branding podcasts, everywhere, because it reveals a simple truth, it is all about how you made them feel.  

A Brief History of Video Game Title Design

A brief history of video game title design, created for the “Talking Titles: How The Language of Cinema Changed Video Games” presentation by Art of the Title's Editor Will Perkins and Managing Editor Lola Landekic at gamercamp.ca.

 
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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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Take Up Computer Games, Not Crosswords, As You Age

People aged 50 and over who were assigned to play the computer game Double Decision (formerly Road Tour) for at least 10 hours over eight weeks showed a clear improvement compared with the normal loss of cognitive function as people age, says the Wall Street Journal. The amount of improvement ranged from 2 to 7 years. People who were assigned to do crossword puzzles showed no such improvement. Previous research shows that older people who play various kinds of cognitive games have better health outcomes and better driving records.

SOURCE: When Computer Games May Keep the Brain Nimble

 

 
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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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