Perhaps you’ve heard of Cassandra Creighton; she’s the little girl that made an iPhone game last year. Well, maybe not all by herself, but she played a large role in its development.
The game in question is Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure, which Cassandra (who was five at the time) developed with her father, Ryan Henson Creighton. And they just gave a TED talk in Toronto.
Here’s the deal: I have a real love/hate relationship with TED (mostly the latter). But I’m giving myself a free pass on this one, since I have a thing for game makers below the age of ten; one of the first things I do when I go to LA is to hit Caine’s Arcade.
Also, the bit at the end, in which Cassandra’s dad explains how technology in the classroom is so woefully inept overall is something good to hear, even if we all know this fact already. But also how tossing iPads in the classroom is hardly a solution either.
Thanks to The Hand Eye Society for the heads up!