Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark

Explore Create My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers Hidden Worlds and the Creative Spark An inventor adventurer entrepreneur collector and entertainer and son of legendary scientist astronaut Owen Garriott Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertak

  • Title: Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark
  • Author: Richard Garriott David Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780062286659
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame Garriott invented the multi player online game, and coined the teAn inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame Garriott invented the multi player online game, and coined the term Avatar to describe an individual s online character.A lifelong adventurer and member of the Explorers Club, Garriott has used the fortune he amassed from the gaming business to embark on a number of thrilling expeditions He has plumbed the depths of the Atlantic ocean to see the remains of the Titanic, hunted for meteorites in Antarctica, and in 2008 became one of the first private citizens to be launched into space Richard has been one of the foremost pioneers of the private space industry, investing his time and energy into making space travel accessible.In this fascinating memoir, Garriott invites readers on the great adventure that is his life Yet his is no ordinary autobiography throughout, Garriott engages readers with interactive activities and challenges them with secret codes for his games An audacious genius with an insatiable curiosity and an irrepressible playfulness, Garriott takes readers on an unforgettable intellectual experience that is enlightening, adventurous, and fun.

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    • Russell Libonati says:

      It's a pretty good book if you want to read about the kind of life you WISH you had. Richard Garriott comes across a bit arrogant in the book, but maybe it's hard to write about going into outer space and to the deepest part of the ocean without coming across a bit arrogant. Still it is undeniably interesting and there is a lot of cool stuff in the book especially if you are a bit of a geek.You do have to realize that it was autobiographical, so the viewpoint is a bit skewed. I remember listenin [...]

    • Ahn Mur says:

      Very readable! And very interesting! Not that this is a well-written book (it's not). Just that Garriott himself is an exceptionally interesting person who has lived a particularly interesting life. Don't get me wrong, I very much recommend reading Explore/Create! But I must admit I am disappointed. Given the raw material, the co-authors could have done so much more! But I loved:-Getting some insight into the mind of Garriott, from his commitment to extravagantly inventive party experiences (goo [...]

    • Phil Thoden says:

      Breezy, entertaining and informative read by one of Austin's more notable residents, Richard Garriott. Inspiring tales from his professional and personal life abound in this book, ranging from early video game development to modern day space exploration. He's obviously a highly intelligent being who has achieved much professional success and personal wealth (including that "massive Austin house on the hill" a.k.a. Britannia Manor), but the best takeaway from this fun memoir is the insight into h [...]

    • Brandon Hafeli says:

      More of an inspirational than an autobiography. Garriott is definitely a fascinating person, and he's not afraid to tell you so. His has been a charmed life, as he tells it -- everything turns out great, and for the most part quite easily. I think I'd be more interested in an outside view of his life.

    • J. says:

      Some notes.- Richard Garriott is something of a hero of mine, not so much for his professional accomplishments (I've never played any of his games, though I keep meaning to get around to Ultima IV) but for the way his lives his life. His curiosity is seemingly endless and he uses his vast wealth to explore rather than just acquire things. I used to play a MUD that allowed its players to collect achievements after completing certain tasks in the game. Then when someone typed WHOIS , it would disp [...]

    • Stile Teckel says:

      While I was very interested in receiving it, I also was worried that I would find it somewhat boring. Not due to lack of being well written or good content but rather as someone who has been following Richard Garriott at some level or another most of my life, I was worried it would all be old news to me.Quite the contrary, there were only a couple sections of the book that feel this way to me. Areas that I had heard stories about from Richard or seen on Youtube had new insights and revelations. [...]

    • Stile Teckel says:

      While I was very interested in receiving it, I also was worried that I would find it somewhat boring. Not due to lack of being well written or good content but rather as someone who has been following Richard Garriott at some level or another most of my life, I was worried it would all be old news to me.Quite the contrary, there were only a couple sections of the book that feel this way to me. Areas that I had heard stories about from Richard or seen on Youtube had new insights and revelations. [...]

    • Stile Teckel says:

      While I was very interested in receiving it, I also was worried that I would find it somewhat boring. Not due to lack of being well written or good content but rather as someone who has been following Richard Garriott at some level or another most of my life, I was worried it would all be old news to me.Quite the contrary, there were only a couple sections of the book that feel this way to me. Areas that I had heard stories about from Richard or seen on Youtube had new insights and revelations. [...]

    • Aaron says:

      I got a good feel for the details of Garriott's rather extraordinary life as a games developer and ocean/space/ explorer. Full of great anecdotes such as the story of how to take a shit in space, as well as details behind his acrimonious departures from both EA and NCSoft. Not especially well-written, and there were a number of typing errors that could have used another proof. Still, worth the time investment to read it. Especially for Ultima fans.

    • Melinda M says:

      Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Sparkby Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a memoir. It makes the reader an active party as he includes secret codes and games. It is very interesting because he includes the gaming industry which I did not know much about. It is very interesting and kept my attention.I received a copy thru a giveaway.

    • Pam Mooney says:

      Fascinating! I loved following start to present of wonderful adventures and genius creativity. I gained real insight to what can happen if the answer is always yes and the creators are all in. I enjoyed that I found so many parallels to experiences I have had and behavior I have observed. A delightful bit of color in a society that tends to value a more homogeneous culture. A good read.

    • Juan says:

      Cannot review what I never received.

    • David says:

      Easily 5 stars for content (writing style aside. :-) )

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