NPR’s “Morning Edition” program featured game designer Will Wright interviewing one of his inspriations, Harvard University professor emeritus Biologist E. O. Wilson for the “Open Mic” segment.
The discussion is fun and lighthearted as Wilson discusses the growing trend of using games as an educational tool and the changing modes of education for the future. Of particular interest was Prof. Wilson’s suggestion that with today’s technologies, “[V]irtual reality can be a steppingstone to the real world. It can motivate a child to exploration.”
You can find the transcript of the interview and links to the full audio at NPR’s site here.