Video Games as Editorial Content

05May09

The Wired Campus blog picks up on a research group at Georgia Tech looking at the intersection between journalism and video games. The aptly named Journalism and Games project offers a smattering of examples in their blog. The primary lesson here seems to be straightforward to those familiar with infographics: the rules of different mediums can be used to emphasize your argument:

Video games, he argued, can be a new form of rhetoric through rule-based procedures and interactions. This interactive medium can teach, cajole, challenge, and collect information.

Based on the success of the “How Progressive Are You?” quiz, there are obviously appropriate audiences.

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