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Swag from #makinggames "The Realm of Games" by Elina Lappalainen.
Today at #makinggames seminar in Tampere, listening to talks about game production studies.
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
Do you trust this computer? A speculative documentary on what society will look like with AI in it. http://doyoutrustthiscomputer.org/watch
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
Do we have a social media button that people can add to webpages, signatures, etc?
My abstract was accepted into #DiGRA2018. Come hear me talk about interpretation as a game mechanic and as a challenge. See you in Turin!
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
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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Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @email@example.com and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.