A good weekend activity

This was a young woman’s masters thesis project. She and her boyfriend are playing a video game. The controls are on their underwear.

Here is one reason Wired Magazine liked it:

“Lighthearted and playful, the invention nevertheless has a serious side. With it, Jennifer acknowledges the seductive nature of video games and the deleterious effect a passion for games can have on relationships. Yet ‘stop gaming’ is hardly a solution.

It’s like firemen. You can’t fall in love with a fireman and then ask or demand that he stop fighting fires, even if your intentions are good. You can’t fall in love with a gamer and expect him or her to give up gaming to spend more time with you.”

I think there are great opportunities here for teenagers…”No, mom, we were just playing video games…” can take on a whole new meaning…

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.