By lance weiler, July 26th, 2007

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Today we are joined by writer and game designer Ken Eklund. Over the past 20 years Ken has been writing and designing games. His most recent game World Without Oil, was an ITVS funded ARG (alternate reality games) about a future oil shock. WWO is the first ARG designed to create a dialog about our dependency on oil and stimulate social change.

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For more info on Ken Eklund click here and to find out more about World Without Oil click here.

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lance weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects

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  • What an interesting path from idea through to completion and success. Her insight into not allowing other peoples value system of "what should be important to you vs. what is really the reason you make" movies was wonderful. I'm impressed, given the whirlwind of the Oscar experience, that she had the foresight to pull back and realize it so clearly.

    And, without intentionally sounding like a suck up, thanks for your continued open source approach to film making. If I had any success worthy of mention at this point, I would approach sharing of knowledge the same way :)

    What I like the most is that these interviews are allowed to grow organically as they are not forced to fit into a television interview time frame/format. And this allows the filmmakers to effectively express themselves with as much detail as they feel is required. Great stuff. I feel like I'm getting a free film making lesson every week!

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