Academic publishing Show more
Just heard about journals outsourcing the storage of a paper's supplementary materials to a 3rd party company that also charges for it
What exactly are journals paid to do again?
Game studies, RPG studies Show more
We've published most of the author's copies for the role-playing game studies book "Role-Playing Game Studies: Transmedia Foundations." Take a look at this list, if you're interested:
Fedi spammers Show more
There's been a recent rash of spammers on the Fediverse spreading misogynist hate
If you see something like this, please click the three dots for the post (in the web interface), then click "Report" and I will block the spammer from interacting with anyone on this instance
writing Show more
I've been writing for several hours and feel like I accomplished much.
My helpful writing program tells me that I have extended my manuscript with 28 words.
video games Show more
the only video game hardware announcement that would actually interest me is, like, one of the big three committing to *not* release a new console in the next ten–fifteen years (unless it's a less expensive and more energy-efficient version of their existing console). I'm sick of buying these things, sick of having them pile up in my apartment, I don't care about 8k or raytracing or any of that garbage
Publishing Show more
I always viewed negotiations with big publishers hopeless because of the power difference involved. This example shows that it's not as hopeless as I thought.
I think games are better at expressing some things than other media. I list some examples, but I probably missed others, so please tell me what I missed.
Robert Minto draws a fine distinction between critical writing and hot takes here: https://robertminto.com/2019/06/07/the-basic-unit-of-all-criticism/
Air travel, climate, academic work Show more
I already chose to hurt my career by deleting my ResearchGate and Academia.edu profiles (because I think they are harmful), so might as well sabotage it properly.
Air travel, climate, academic work Show more
I'm seriously thinking about limiting my future air travel, even though it will probably hurt my career.
This review of Morris' Ashtray is ostensibly about the book, but gets there via Kuhn and Kripke and delivers more than just a review.
In which @darius recommends library archives as an alternative to museums, and explains how you can access them when traveling: https://tinysubversions.com/notes/library-archive-tourism/
philosophy, digital culture, ethics Show more
I'm thinking of starting something in the area of ethics and technology. What would be the key sources for me to read, specifically from philosophy? Is there philosophy of technology that focuses on the ethical aspects of the internet?
My article "How to Define Games and Why We Need to" is now available from The Computer Games Journal. Struggling with game definitions? Try if this helps.
Politics Show more
According social psychological research, our tendencies to e.g. openness to new experiences, which then map onto political differences are mostly upbringing, the rest being genetic. About 0% is the result of our reasoning about political positions (that comes after). How do you take that into account in your thinking of politics? I'm struggling with this.
Friends into #game studies, interactive #narratives, and #design research, take a look at this #CfP for GAME - Games as Art, Media, Entertainment journal on 'agency'
"The new issue of G|A|M|E proposes a re-examination of the concept of #agency in games. We welcome contributions that address the idea of agency (...) taking into account its interdisciplinary history and application."
Let’s talk about The North Face defacing #Wikipedia
"When The North Face exploits the trust you have in Wikipedia to sell you more clothes, you should be angry. Adding content that is solely for commercial promotion goes directly against the policies, purpose and mission of Wikipedia to provide neutral, fact-based knowledge to the world."
Post-doc at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. Specialized in philosophy, game studies and digital culture.
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