Saturday, February 28, 2015

Children never forget

For this reason it was important what one said, and what one did, and it was a relief when they went to bed.

Hooked to a machine.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Do you sit down and read 60 pages of To the Lighthouse?

Or do you sit down and grade a couple dozen exams?

You read To the Lighthouse.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Big Breasts and Badasses: The Dividing Line of Gender Representation in Gaming

This post emerged as a result of my fascination with a mechanic in a boardgame that I played recently, the Eurogame Bora Bora, that concerned differing outcomes for activating male and female "workers" in the game. Eurogames often include abstracted forms of people that serve as agents of action in the game. However, rarely are such pieces marked for gender.

All of that got me thinking a bit more about gender markers in digital spaces. Hence, my, perhaps, absurd, but hopefully "provocative enough to get people clicking" thesis "that the new Lara Croft might be the best example of androgyny in gaming."

Big Breasts and Badasses: The Dividing Line of Gender Representation in Gaming

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rek'Sai Isn't a Dude, Dude

One more piece of evidence that I frequently play video games more like an anthropologist than I do like a gamer.

Maybe I'm playing wrong?

Rek'Sai Isn't a Dude, Dude