I couldn’t help but smile when MP presented a choose your own adventure (CYOA) novel to read as part of the introduction to the vgboundaries course. Is there anything more fitting? I hadn’t even thought about them since I read […]
Going to Quarters was not fun for me. I don’t like loud spaces – or dark, crowded, sweaty spaces for that matter. But my experience did remind me of a huge aspect of gaming – escapism. The ability to forget […]
I love video games! One of my earliest memories was playing a Magic Schoolbus game on the computer; really want to go check that game out now. I remember almost every game I’ve played which frighteningly is a lot, I […]
Humanity has experimented with a variety of methods of storytelling. By this point, we’ve come up with some truly creative ways of conveying a story through an exciting variety of media. One particularly unusual such medium is, of course, digital […]
For most of my blog group, the blinking CRT screens, creaky joysticks and Atari sound effects were the sole sources of attention during the trip to Quarters. My attention was elsewhere.
This is such an annoying, common issue in media. To be strong, a female character must exhibit the same characteristics as a male character, if not be even more masculine than they are. Female characters that are meant to be […]
This a continuation of previous post, here.
“My parents speak with two tongues My mother’s tongue is Toisan My father’s tongue is Cantonese The colonial language is English” —Marilyn Chin If platform studies aims to produce a holistic analysis of digital media from the hardware to user […]
Roopika Risam’s FiveCollege Digital Humanities lecture titled, “Is critical digital humanities possible?” (video/slides) really opened my eyes to the many fields combining technology, humanities, race, and code. I think I first met Roopika and her colleague Adeline Koh through FemTechNet […]
I consider myself part of many different identities, some of which are considered “minority” or disadvantaged in various capacities. In class recently, someone essentially classified the white male experience as neutral. He said that there are often misunderstandings in online […]