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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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@daphne_mir both are wonderful things to do. @AndreaKuszewski shiiiiiiny! @daphne_mir Cup Banana right behind ya
@MortuaryReport yes!!!!Power up! @avantgame In the global U.S. "election", Clinton won with 52% of the vote, Trump got 14% of the vote! Learn more: in other countries' elections. How does this idea strike you? (Watch this TED talk!) and hate are bad for business. $3.7 Billion dollars lost in North Carolina b/c of that ridiculous un… @PopMythology @TEDxSkoll awww such nice words :D @PopMythology yes, I think so! I will definitely tweet about it (obnoxiously multiple times loL!)Amara's Law: We tend to overestimate effect of a technology in short run & underestimate effect in long run. Named for @IFTF co-founder, Roy
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalFantastic advice! (It worked for me back in 2006 :) ) @ArgyleGecko presbyterians get that too :)Big news for educators! Get all the learning games! @thescienceofus @avantgame All living things work - aiming to improve life - until they are dead. A "job" is something else entirely.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @ArgyleGecko we gave up on it as the food wasn't consistent enough to make up for the slowest service in the world @ArgyleGecko yeah!! we've had a few good things there, although it gets really busy on weekends and service is slowest in the worldTo prepare for a world with fewer jobs to go around, here's a guide to finding meaning in life outside of your work
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Seriously eerie -- I was like, when did they write this whole season, last night?! They covered EVERYTHING going on… @heyjessely Flicker Men! @DrDrewPSU looks like a fabulous time to me! Under 10 at 20 mile distance is fantastic running especially when not tapered!! You impress! @jameshamblin vegan diets lowering testosterone in men is a more robustly studied topic than prison aggression and veganism that's for sure @jameshamblin I'm surprised they didn't argue that vegan diets probably lower testosterone (reputable studies here)'m speaking here, and if you are in the Oxford area (or can get there) on April 7th you should definitely come, it… @dine_and_dash 2:20 sounds perfect @dine_and_dash good job! I hope I get to pace a half someday!! I should start practicing @shannonrwatts Hey, @united, you know how this ends, right? Images of women in leggings tagging you on social as they fly your competition.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @dine_and_dash congrats! What pace group did you lead?What role does our imagination play in interpreting #truth? The future? So excited to have @avantgame speak at…
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Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @MituK @londongamesfest @theSpiritAI how long are you staying in London?? @MituK @londongamesfest @theSpiritAI i wish! i'm speaking in SF on April 5 then Oxford April 7 so I really only have one day in London :( @mink_ette @Minkette are you going to this?? I'll be in London Saturdy April 8How fortuitous, I will be in London during the final days of @londongamesfest I hope I can find something fun to ta… on a #VR dialogue system. #Westworld taught us the importance of fail-safes 👌#gamedev
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @avantgame My ventilatory threshold wants me to beg you to stop! It's pretty sure you might die😂😂Just kidding-good luck!
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalAt this time of year, spare a thought for all the tireless volunteers who have to shift the stones forward an hour…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @mayenedesign for donuts!! @mayenedesign EVERY DAY @mayenedesign i was the worst employee though. I swear I would work until 2 and then play until 5 and call it a day and take my dog to park @mayenedesign ha ha yes although I haven't played since 2008!!! @mayenedesign I was so good at ddr I could do 50 in a row on extreme difficulty on my ps2 I worked from home and played 3 hrs a day lolDM: You suspect the merchant is lying to you GOP: I cast “Know Alignment" DM: Your whole party glows a sinister red GOP: That's fair #GOPDnd
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalDM: Global warming ravaged the village's crops GOP: I cast "Detect Lie" on climate scientists DM: What? GOP: I attack the scientists #GOPDnD
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThis was our air in 1990. State legislators are ready to go to war with Trump to stop this from happening again:…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @mayenedesign but you did GREAT!!!this week's This American Life is so deeply fascinating. How testosterone affects our cognition & sense of self:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThis needs to be bigger news. Trump appears to be fulfilling his promise to carpet bomb ISIS. Record civilian death…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @BorkJanis ha ha ha! great callback!! :D @fanglespangle donut farm!!!12 miles 8'59 pace lots of wind today vegan donuts and waffles time!!! Yearlong persistent benefits from a 50 hour intervention playing Call of Duty. @avantgame #games
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@MJKlaim fascinating!!! @sharonw THE COW!!!!!!!!!!!Potential "allies" when using @SuperBetter with K-12 students @avantgame #NCCE17 #nccechat
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @andrewoid excellent suggestioN! @avantgame Why robot sports in the future? Design virtual environments & new sports that don't have the limitations of earth physics.
Retweeted by Jane McGonigal @JonPluck lol!! :DVideo games: fun distraction or tool for social change? It all depends on the story you tell. @CalArts explains:…
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalThe Ministry of Reshelving lives again! @kiyash @gp2k @kellymcgonigal @DigitalDadsFM good thinking!!! really. @avantgame Think we can preoccupy them with sports over, say, extermination of the human race?
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalTaking any and all forecasts about how weird the future of sports could be based on these soccer-playing robots: @arthur_affect well said!Thinking a lot about asking "what if"... 'Counterfactual' thinkers are more motivated and analytical, study suggests reviewed @eeverythingg, a game i really love.
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don't I know this! @facemagoo Try My Life! @trevorcarlson4 amen to that!Wow! This is why I love giving talks - the chance to connect with people changing lives in the field, seeing them t… @ashleyn627 wow! this is so amazing to see an educator take the leap like this! keep me updated please?Brilliant @avantgame interview by @nireyal #SuperBetter was a game changer for how @beprolifiko used gamification…
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#VirtualReality eases anxiety before surgeries in Toronto hospital:
Retweeted by Jane McGonigalSorry if I let you down. I'm changing my vote on #AHCA
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