Overview of the CIA

“The Victorians were great engineers. They engineered a [schooling] system that was so robust that it’s still with us today, continuously producing identical people for a machine that no longer exists.”

~Sugata Mitra

The CIA is known for producing a lot of award winning artwork. We have won several first place awards at the countywide Digital Media Arts Showcase including first, second, and third place in 2013 and Best of Show (including high school and community college) in 2015. Will you continue our winning tradition?

How are we successful year after year? One of our secrets is iteration. The belief that good enough … seldom is.

Artwork is often vastly improved through refining, enhancing, and polishing the work. Then taking it the final 10% (more on that later).

But first comes mastery of the fundamentals.

It takes time and effort, determination and perseverance, patience and perspective to develop the skills to create gallery-worthy work.

It’s a long road. Do you have what it takes?

Explore the Gallery

Don’t just skim the gallery. Look at the work. Examine the detail. Appreciate its scope. And imagine your work featured this year.

Did you take your time perusing the gallery?

Seriously, for those who are unwilling to spend some time looking at incredible artwork, how in the world do you ever expect to create anything worthwhile?

Oh, and you should know about ARD.

See that big monitor over at the Boss’s desk? Every screen in the room is displayed there.

Yep, he can see what everyone is doing.



Time to get logged into the CIA training system.

Click the login button at the upper left corner of the page.

Your Username and Password are the same as logging onto your computer.

You cannot change your Username. Your Displayname, however, can and will be changed and that will become your GAMR name.

More on that later.

Got it? Good.

Now you may login and return to this page to continue BOOT (Basic Online Orientation & Training).

Final Thoughts

You are in charge of your learning.

You controlled the pace of your initial orientation.

You’ll now control the pace of your leveling, looting, and learning.

Please remember that the most important of those three is the learning.

Skimming missions is a very bad idea.

What you learn and don’t learn will be evident in your actions, not to mention in your stats panel.

Don’t just do … learn. Learn by doing and redoing.

Repetition builds muscle memory.

Exercise that muscle. You know, the one that sits right between your ears.

Oh, and remember to have fun, too.

Your First Mission

Think you are ready, recruit? A journey always begins with the first step.

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