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This delightful video from 8-Bit Philosophy just came across my news feed and I thought I would share it. It is a surprisingly cogent explanation (if oversimplification) of Jacques Derrida’s thinking, which is often called “deconstruction.” There are many other videos on … Continue reading
The radio program New Tech City has a program on videogames and epidemics, and what videogames (like World of Warcraft) can teach us about preventing or containing Ebola.  On World of Warcraft and epidemics, see the “corrupted blood” incident.
Jacobin just posted a very interesting (and potentially quite controversial) article, “In Defense of Gamers,” by Peter Frase. An excerpt: “Gaming doesn’t have a problem; capitalism has a problem. Rather than seeing them simply as immoral assholes or deluded consumerists, … Continue reading
I went a little overboard here, sorry! This is not blog post #2. Lately, I have been thinking about three pieces of media that I’ve encountered in the past month. The first, Dave Eggers’ The Circle, I know the authors … Continue reading
For whatever reason this week, the conversation about gaming and social life is exploding all over the internet. The New Inquiry, a fantastic magazine in its own right, has quite the interesting link dump: “TNI Syllabus: Gaming and Feminism.” For more … Continue reading