Einstein & The Honeybee is a collaborative book project developed by Professor Rees Shad of the media design programs at Hostos Community College.  The concept is to engage design students in developing a textbook intended for use by their peers in introductory game design courses for the college’s recently introduced game design major.

With an initial draft of the book’s text written by Professor Shad, a team made up of colleagues, recent graduates, & current students came together to augment, playtest, illustrate, edit, and layout a textbook which seeks to engage, educate, and entertain.  The team members, who will have equal shared ownership of any and all proceeds from book sales, literally moved in together for nearly two weeks in August of 2012 in order to dedicate uninterrupted and focused energy to the undertaking.

The team is made up of the following individuals:

Chris Aiken – Director of chapter projects and primary play tester

Amara Dioubate – Illustrator and play tester

Rocio Rayo – Lead editor, writer and play tester

Elijah Richmond – Web designer, illustrator, layout designer and play tester

Dylan Shad – Editor, lead project designer, and writer

Rees Shad – Writer and editor

This blog will cover that period of time, allowing a glimpse into the collaborative work and play of this remarkable team.