Rain Games

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While at TEDLive 2013, I saw an amazing presentation on superhydrophobic chemicals, chemicals that are really afraid of water. In a recent Caffine Buzz, I a saw the video below on Rainworks and how this young artist from Seattle was making interesting works of art with the same product.

 

As I watched the video, I couldn’t help but think about Jane McGonigal’s book, Reality is Broken. In the book, Visionary game designer Jane McGonigal reveals how we can harness the power of games to solve real-world problems and boost global happiness. As I watched the Rain works video. I couldn’t help but think… How could we gamify learning around campus using by using Rainworks art?  We do live in Florida. It does rain quite a bit. How could we make rainy days better by adding some gamification and some fun learning?

Here is the original TED Talk if you are interested.

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