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Jane McGonigal @avantgame San Francisco-ish

*The opposite of play isn't work. It's depression.* Get my latest NYT bestseller SUPERBETTER! (it's powered by the science of games.)

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"Our mission is not about getting #games into every classroom, but about spreading these 7 principles" -@rufotepper
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalor this cake, which is my second favorite cake in the world after the Sportskage. your fingers with me, I may be in a position to eat this cake for my birthday @kiyash, you've been nominated by someone for a #CursiveTweets compliment.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @justin__fischer @VICE and as if that would effectively measure dopamine or adrenaline...learn with me! registration for my Stanford CS course is now open. Monday evenings, 5 weeks, starts 9/26: @davidlew totally bullshitI read this with an open mind but jeez this guy is insulting, shaming, dismissive, ignorant @csittenfeld @NewYorker that is FANTASTIC :) what a great Dad @dine_and_dash I vote when in doubt say no/do less unless it is your nearest and dearest.interesting! they may have a point: Parks director: 'Pokemon Go' needs a permit for park play via @WISN12NewsThis is exactly what I felt only so much better explained! What Stranger Things Is Missing @LukeRobertMason @VirtualFutures might be over in late October... @futressa "we object to cultures that police what women wear so we are going to police what women wear" 😲But that requires a lot more infrastructure and oversight... It's a less distributed model and less currency-like could have skill levels designed by experts with challenges and missions that verify your learning @LukeRobertMason I wish!!!Pokemon for good? Looking forward to seeing @avantgame speak on "Gaming Our Way to a Better Future" RSVP here:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThe End of Meaningless Jobs Will Unleash the World’s Creativity
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalScientists detect three-eyed, pig-nosed, fang-toothed space predator
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Anyone else making plans to travel for this? We are! Make Your Plans Now for 2017's Total Solar Eclipse Father, a Dying Son, and the Quest to Make the Most Profound Videogame Ever via @WIREDWhat happens to our bodies, our culture and our earth if meat is banned?
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @doougle whenever I fly I always fantasize last minute switching to somewhere more exciting/I've never beenJust because someone is self-righteous and angry doesn't mean they are right. I prefer to listen to the curious.If you are
@LFelipeCoelho just stay tuned!!!This future food truck story by @jeremiahtolbert is super clever and fun
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @SquirrelTweets holy smokes. I just realized we've known each other for 11 years :D stay tuned for an invite to a cool futurist thing!!I think we're post "because we live in the future." We live in a present that doesn't even make sense as fiction.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalI'm using my sink in the bathroom as a standing desk with the door shut to get some work done in peace and quiet :D #momlife @csittenfeld I literally just learned after 3 years how to open the garage door. :) and then realized I had no idea how to shut it.
@PeterAbraham @CafeGratitude that's great! the Berekely location is missed @csittenfeld there are literally 100 things I have no idea how they work because of my husband :) @csittenfeld a ha! I get it now :DDo we like this idea for a baby halloween costume... they go as the candy: @csittenfeld WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN ✈️⌚️🐟 @dine_and_dash did 10 10 minute miles today I am never running fast again ever #oldlady @kellymcgonigal we have a great vegan bakery angel cakes in Berkeley where we order carrot cake for babies!! @NeverWanderer lol hmmmmmm well played :) @GreenEntTO YES @ArgyleGecko @saturncafe @VeggieGrill is there a veggie grill in the Bay Area now?!?Gamers!! Help decode recently discovered civil war telegrams My long time favorite vegan restaurant Herbivore has permanently closed all locations. I want to go leave flowers our front 😭😭😭Galen Rupp!!!!!!!!! @wyld_peace yeah! @steveschueller but yeah I'd like to see them run that fast for ONE mile:) @steveschueller lol!! I know!! although it's amazing how big the lead pack still is this far in
@dine_and_dash your body was like: pr!! Now we can break down and rebuild!!!!me trying to reach my goals
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @AnnaGeeks image looks great! @gp2k what do you think? @gp2k I don't think the course is fast enough too many right angles!!! @dine_and_dash you still have your cold!!! I'm sorry 😣😣😣 @dine_and_dash I can live with missing the first half hour if need be :) @AMovingCastle @ChuckWendig WHAAAAAAAATnooooooooooooooooo't forget to watch the men's olympic marathon tomorrow! 8:30 AM ET/5:30 AM PT live streaming... I'll be up!! #AlarmSetThanks to continued GOP assault on women's health, Texas now has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @Georgia_Dow That is what happens when you transfer Pokemon to the professor.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalLooks right to me! took 3 games of @Kiyash today not bad 🎾😅💪🏻 @theRadBird not long at all since my hair was blonde already
Hahaha! Go poke players! @_june yay thank you @rabbitoreg hahahahaha great catch! @amyjokim thank you I am super silly happy @yellowjkt thank ya 🤗Janebow Brite 🦄❤️ hope my @IFTF colleagues are ready for my crazy hair can you get fired for being too rainbow briteliciousI wrote about how No Man's Sky reminds me of the original Elite and how memorable experiences defy monetary value:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalTHIS iS SO COOL A ghost town in Italy is about to come back to life for a hide-and-seek “world championship” backing out now... purple and blue are happening. :DI got to meet @avantgame today - one of my all time heroes! Excited to be working on an election project together!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalAlso, I'm about to go do something playful with my hair. Pink highlights? Purple? Red? Something fun, I am ready for something different!!!This is the superteam working to invent a new form of online political action. Get ready to play! #SwingVoterGo Gaming -- Will Tech Culture Save Sports? via @HuffPostTechRead Superbetter by @avantgame. I can get behind a book that tells me to play more games (with purpose).
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a great op-ed about finding futures we can hope for: WIRED Endorses Optimism via @WIRED @JYSexton thank you for the important and courageous work you are doingMy NYT op-ed: As Trump talks up "rigged" elections, we MUST make our ballots paper again.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @ArgyleGecko yes !!! @ArgyleGecko oh no!! that is such a stressful thing to go through. I'm sorry. I know someone of your talent and experience will be in demandEpisode IV is out now and it is about childhood gaming narratives inspired by a 2008 @avantgame blog post
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @GTG_Lab It was referencing all the Pokemon Go players who are playing in cemeteries.
Let's talk about feeling SuperBetter, and some evidence to back up @avantgame's mobile app >> #mentalhealth
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalI love you @ZingbotOfficialWhat my babies Google when they steal my phone. They ALWAYS get the same top result
A videogame about being an old person trying to understand Pokémon Go via @killscreenHow science fiction shapes our future. @SmithsonianMag #longreads
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Meet the stubby squid, our latest deep sea denizen. Watch live as we explore off Big Sur:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalImagine a World Without Work, What Would it Look Like? #worldwithoutwork #worklesssociety
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@xeni yay! my friend produced it and we are very proud of him :DAAAAAAH why would a weather site spoil the men's olympic tennis final with a red banner news alert announcing the winner WHYYYYYY @corkyla awesome :) keep going!!
I am at a stoner cafe called D'Munchies and I just ordered a chicken & cheetos burger. @jetta_rae give me strength.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalFellow runners remember the women's Olympic marathon is at 8:30 am eastern/5:30 pacific tomorrow (Sunday) so you can watch live! @davehogg handball is so crazy!!!! @grigomcmahon @AAllenSport that's awesomeness:)A gif for every occasion
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @davehogg what are you enjoying most watching this Olympics? Any lower profile sports?