Tomorrow is the https://scholar.social Mastoversary! We have been online for an entire year!
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Today at #makinggames seminar in Tampere, listening to talks about game production studies.
What sets humans apart from other animals?
Professor Alexandra Horowitz has the perfect answer: obsession with that very question.
Time I will never get back: formatting articles according to different journals idiosyncratic styles.
Humble Bundle has a good collection of game studies books in a DRM-free multi-format bundle. https://www.humblebundle.com/books/game-studies-books
You can now pre-order the first handbook to introduce #role-playing #game #studies as a field. https://www.routledge.com/Role-Playing-Game-Studies-Transmedia-Foundations/Deterding-Zagal/p/book/9781138638907
The Guardian has an article on evocative LARP that explores political problems, including Haluat hisar, which I participated in - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/26/can-live-action-role-play-larp-save-the-world
I have a lecture next week and I had the noble intention of preparing it well in advance. It... didn't happen.
This review of Petersons "12 Rules of Life" is an excellent summary of intellectual history and shows how reactionary readings equating postmodernism with Marxism are both lazy and wrong.
How was programming made masculine after being first seen as a female profession? - http://gender.stanford.edu/news/2011/researcher-reveals-how-%E2%80%9Ccomputer-geeks%E2%80%9D-replaced-%E2%80%9Ccomputergirls%E2%80%9D