Did you know that Minecraft has a lot to teach us about how we pay attention to, get distracted from, and cope with things? Embedded in the design and the lore of the game are nuggets of philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. From work/life balance to physical and mental health to the meaning of life Minecraft has something to teach us.
That’s why I decided to present on mindfulness and Minecraft this year at SXSW. If you were there, thanks for coming, but if you weren’t fret not, for David Smith of Austin, TX was kind enough to videotape the event on his iPhone. David, thanks for your stamina! The video is broken into 5 parts, and I’ll include the prezi for you to play with as well: