Media, Technology, and Education
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 Baudrillardโ€™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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