“Safety Not Guaranteed” – If you were a Time Traveler, what Watch would you Wear?

I recently watched the movie “Safety Not Guaranteed” and really enjoyed it.  It’s about time travel and believing in your dreams.

But one thing I kept wondering about was the wristwatch Kenneth was wearing.  I mean, if you’re a time traveler, then the type of timepiece you wear is a fairly significant decision, right?  Heck, they even feature him looking at his watch on the movie poster.

After looking closely at some frames I found from the movie, I figured it out.  He’s definitely wearing a Casio Men’s F105W-1A Illuminator Digital Watch.

A man solves the riddle of time travel and then decides to wear a $15 1980’s-style Casio watch as his critical timepiece.  I love it.

What would you wear?

-John

A peaceful retreat: New waterfall area in my Jibe world

I spent some time today putting together a new waterfall area in my Jibe world.

It’s full of ambient sounds and dynamic shadows.  A very peaceful place.

You can visit it by going to my Jibe world and clicking on the “Waterfall” button in the upper left corner of the screen.

It may take a few seconds for the button to appear once you arrive in the default landing area.  That’s because the Waterfall area is pretty large and needs to download a bit before you can jump into it.  Just be patient. ;)

For more pics, see this nice set of photos taken by Key Gruin.  Thanks for visiting, Key!

Take care,
-John Lester

Online Presentation at Agile Worlds 2012

I’ll be giving a presentation today (Wednesday October 3rd) at 8pm Eastern as part of the Agile Worlds 2012 Online Conference.

My topic will be “Integrated Reality and Next Generation Virtual Worlds.” Here’s detailed info on my session.

Please feel free to visit my Agile Worlds Jibe space at 8pm if you’d like to attend.  Hope to see you there!

UPDATE 10/4/12:  Here’s a video recording of the event.

And here are my online slides.

UPDATE 10/4/12:  Just read a review of a new game that’s a perfect example of balancing Familiar with Fascinating (a key theme in my presentation).

-John “Pathfinder” Lester
Chief Learning Officer
ReactionGrid, Inc