The Face of Kids & Games… literally

New York Times photographer Robbie Cooper used a camera behind a screen to capture kids’ faces while they play video games for this video called “Immersion.”

This Is What You Look Like Playing Videogames – Video Games – Videogum

Wow… I am tempted to do something like this for testing – those kids expressions are chalk full of stories!!  Amazing!  (Props to Ypulse for that gem)

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  1. November 26, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    awesome. Though the one girl with a single tear that fell…..was so so sad.

  2. November 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    ‘Shock and awe’ here…esp. with the new MacArthur study out which seems to have some rose colored glasses in play:

    “New Study Finds Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development”
    http://www.macfound.org/site/pp.asp?c=lkLXJ8MQKrH&b=3599935

    (obviously don’t think they had GTA in mind as the content/qualitative benchmark!) I think I have to run this one by Michael Carter et al…

  3. November 27, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    And I should add…could they perhaps test this hidden screen cam with ‘do-good’ causes and positive simulations as well? e.g. Friends helping friends, Elf Island Gaming for Good, leveled gaming in casual environs with a non-violent slant, etc. or even stuff like Free Rice to see the desire to ‘earn points’ for being a food force to feed the hungry, etc.—

  4. James
    December 5, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Some of the comments made by kids were a little disturbing, but this isn’t terribly surprising. People ( kids and adults ) have these same expressions ( blank, excited, laughing, crying, yelling-at-the-screen )during other activities.

    Think about it: Movies, Musicals, Comedy Acts, etc. When a person is fully engaged, even during an exciting action film, their expression can be blank.

  5. Robert
    December 16, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    I don’t understand what this is about. The kids’ expressions looked very scripted to me.

  1. November 27, 2008 at 12:53 am

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