Neale Long

Teaching assistant, Siddal Primary School, part of Brighter Futures Academy Trust
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

About Neale

Bio

http://vimeo.com/34026881

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

English language and literature

I'm passionate about

Hearing your story, and learning from all of our mistakes.

Talk to me about

Everything... apart from sport (no interest there, apologies)

My TED story

I am passionate about illustration, esoteric music/sound sculpture, and cinema. I am also particularly interested in, and care strongly about Education, Community, Kindness, and our responsibility towards protecting the environment, for the wellbeing of all species, not merely our own.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Neale Long
Posted over 1 year ago
Paola Antonelli: Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA
I couldn't disagree more. This talk is an insight into Paola Antonelli's reasoning for exhibiting video games alongside design collections and art works. She quite clearly defends herself as never having made the claim that games are works of art, and that a debate as to whether they can be considered as such, may not even matter. You criticise her not knowing anything about video games, but I assume that this is why games industry figures and journalists have been called in to assist in this exhibition as stated? I am sure video games have a greater potential than being escapist pastimes or light entertainment, and opening up a discussion like the one presented in this talk addresses this. I personally fail to see how Antonelli (or 'this woman' as you so poetically put it) comes across as being 'pretentious and uneducated'. All of this, of course, is my humble opinion.
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Neale Long
Posted over 1 year ago
Video games = art?!?
Anna Anthropy presents a compelling contribution to this discussion in her book, 'Rise of the Videogame Zinesters'. This text champions video games as an expressive medium, and conveys the importance of games being developed by a wider demographic, so as to contribute more human perspectives than simply that of the desire to 'shoot aliens in the face'. Ian Bogost also offers a great insight into the idea of whether or not video games can be classed as works of art in his book, 'How to Do Things with Videogames'.
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Neale Long
Posted over 1 year ago
Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard!
My wife and I are expecting a baby and Jay's enthusiastic account of his son's interaction with the book and cactus building blocks inspired a really lovely conversation on our excitement about exploring the world with our child, when she/he arrives. I can't wait! I will be promoting this video and Jay's inventions as widely as I can. Keep up the good magic Jay :)