Media, Technology, and Education

Author: Cathie

GamesSociety

Games as Rhetorical Tools

My friend Beth sent me information about a game that has been making some headlines in England and France. It's called Miss Bimbo and apparently there are about a million…
Media

Online Viewing

Living in central New Hampshire means that access to independent cinema can be problematic. I've been a NetFlix subscriber for about 4 years--I've appreciated the range of their offerings and…
MediaSociety

iPods and the “Real World”

There have been a number of stories in the past few weeks linking a rise in violent crime rates to increased popularity of small electronic devices like the iPod. The…
GamesTeaching

War–A Game-like Activity

I teach a class called Creating Games that fulfills the Creative Thought requirement within our general education program. The class is focused on game design principles that can be used…
GamesWii

Buying a Wii

So is it strange for a 45-year-old woman to covet a Wii? I've been intrigued by this game system since I first saw one two years ago. So I finally…
Games

Dance Dance Revolution

One of my favorite ways to pass a cold New Hampshire evening is to play Texas Hold'em with a group of friends. One Saturday night in late January, I went…
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About This Blog

The desert of the real is Jean Baudrillard’s phrase that explains our lives today. The phrase was made popular by Morpheus in The Matrix, when he shows Neo that the…
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