Sick day video #1: Elizabeth Gilbert at TED.

It can be hard to remember that the whole life-as-narrative-biography thing exists only in our heads, and that reifying it dooms us to living out a story that no one has written, despite not liking the way it ends.

Encouraging user creativity in games.

As anyone who’s ever been trapped in a staring contest with a blank page or canvas knows, it’s really hard to be creative without some kind of push to get your juices flowing.