Joshua Scott-Slade

Founder & CEO & Partner, Johnny Two Shoes

About Joshua

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Interacitve Design, Game Design & Development

Comments & conversations

132016
Joshua Scott-Slade
Posted about 3 years ago
Brenda Romero: Gaming for understanding
Its true, games have a huge potential for education and understanding. Ive made a few educational games myself, played by millions of people and used by teachers in schools for sex ed. I also make games just with my team, inspired by the potential of the medium. We are currently working on an Open Universe adventure game where you can travel around planets and interact with life forms on multiple levels, not just aggressively. We give people tools to play around with, teach them how to use them and let them be creative with it. Abstract thought and problem solving are very positive ways to spend time. Its partially about where we are, I think its important people think of us in terms of the universe, to think about space and our future.
132016
Joshua Scott-Slade
Posted over 3 years ago
Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer
The kid is cool I started making games and animations around the age of 10, using Flash. Self taught through experimentation. Im now 24 and run what was listed as one of the top 100 game design studios in the world. Well yeah I did the same thing, very bored by school so I ended up skipping a lot and just messing around in my own time. We all know the education system is decades out of date. There is so much you can do with bordom and the internet
132016
Joshua Scott-Slade
Posted over 3 years ago
Do you think this year’s 99percent movements push towards global unity?
Dude, a few things you should know -Most of the problems are not actually that complex, if you address the root cause -Those who took advantage of the system for profit knew what they were doing and know what the problems were, if you tell them, they will not change. -The governments also know what the problems are, but are scared by the mix of media, financial, political consequences and connections (as well as other issues) A lot of the answers are obvious, so obvious it makes people angry. The financial collapse was predicted by economists YEARS before it happend, even in the main stream news (granted they had been laughed at) . History has taught us these lessons, those in power just keep living for their term, waiting to get rich and get out. One thing that needs to happen is more and more people get behind the cause, people moving money out of corrupt banking organisations, not going quiet, not walking away etc Any honest professional in any given area - be it banks, corporations or government know the issues. Its why they are so dismissive and arrogant, they try to cover it up, pretend that its ok. I know or have known people in these professions personally. Oh also I've been to some talks by supporters of the cause or people who are there, they know some solutions too, but the media isnt interested in reporting answers.
132016
Joshua Scott-Slade
Posted over 3 years ago
Where are the poor in Occupy Wall Street?
One of the big problems, most people I know from poor backgrounds are the most manipulated by the media and lack knowledge of what has gone on in financial institutions and politics over the years. They voted for the Conservatives in England because the Sun newspaper told them to, the same people who will spit at this ridiculous movement because the people are "different" I grew up in a poor dead end small English town. Now rife with drugs and violence as the problems they dont see coming affect them in ways they dont really understand. That is my experience, growing up in a place like that, feeling alienated and having to work hard to get out. This manufactured popular culture has to change too. Personally I dont see a problem with most people being middle class, they are often more informed and generate passion to move against such problems. Obviously Id like to see the movement diversify and gain more recognition, I hope that happens.
132016
Joshua Scott-Slade
Posted over 3 years ago
Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing energy from the grid
I truly believe this is where things are heading, that it will become true. A persons work should be their life work, not just for function and survival. Innovations like this make it seem close, I will be following this project closely and supporting in any way I can.
132016
Joshua Scott-Slade
Posted almost 5 years ago
Seth Priebatsch: The game layer on top of the world
Hello, just read your comment and it reminded me of a game I created for Channel 4 called The Great Sperm Race. Ive had emails from teachers saying they have used the educational game in lessons. Take a look, I think games can be great for engaging students if done properly.