To help myself remember how I felt about various things that I finished
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Blake's 7: Cygnus Alpha
I'm way overdue to be watching Blake's 7. I've been watching Doctor Who since 1976, so you'd think that sooner or later I'd watch the *other* famous sci-fi series written by the creator of the daleks, Terry Nation. But, yeah, somehow it hasn't happened. But last Christmas, Santa gave me the Cygnus Alpha audiobook, and I only recently got around to listening to it. It's really good! Great voice acting, and solid, interesting writing. I wasn't expecting much, but now I'm quite curious to check out the show -- though I worry that compared to this well-written, well-narrated audiobook, I might be disappointed!
Jesse Schell has taught Game Design and led research projects at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center (www.etc.cmu.edu) since 2002. Jesse is also the CEO of Pittsburgh’s largest videogame studio, Schell Games (www.schellgames.com), the author of The Art of Game Design: a book of lenses (www.artofgamedesign.com), and the former chairman of the International Game Developers Association (www.igda.org). In 2004, he was named one of the world’s Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT’s magazine of innovation.
Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, he was the Creative Director of the Disney Virtual Reality Studio, where he spent seven years as designer, programmer and manager on several projects for Disney theme parks and Disney Online. Before that, he was a software engineer at IBM and Bell Communications Research, and a writer, director, performer, juggler, comedian, and circus artist for both Freihofer's Mime Circus and the Juggler's Guild. You can email him at jesse(at)schellgames.com.