“Cathy Davidson has argued that we are entering a second phase that can be loosely connected to social media technologies, often given the Web 2.0 designation (“Humanities 2.0”).9 Blogs and now Twitter are examples of social media that have been adapted for research work in the academy. Such…
My physics major brother and I have this half-joking argument about once a month over whose major is better or does more for society, and he sent me this picture once as a peace offering.
Dang, I have a similar issue with Photobooth. I guess dark skinned black folks don’t get taken into account in Apple’s R&D when it comes to imaging technologies…
Infographic: Difference Engine Initiative Ripple Effect
The Difference Engine Initiative was comprised of two six-week game jams for first-time women developers. The ripple effect of the DEI has been extraordinary, with participants pursuing careers in game development, creating new community initiatives, and making more games. While some of these successes can be considered under the rubric of “Women in Games,” more have been due to the talent and dedication of the participants, the excitement generated by their games, and their leadership skills. The women of the Difference Engine continue to make awesome things happen.
Learn more about the Difference Engine and the games that came out of it:
Allied Media Conference 2012 Drop-in Playpen Games
Happening throughout the conference in the Exhibition Area
Want to chill out, play some games, maybe run around a 3D sim world? Come to the Drop-in Playpen! We’ll have a large selection of radical video games, board games, and simulations that you can play on your own or with new friends. If you’ve been working on a game at the AMC, this is the perfect place to playtest it!
Dog Eat Dog: A tabletop roleplaying game about the colonization of a Pacific Island
Virtual Detroit: A 3D virtual world simulation to explore “sustainable urbanism” in the city
Roba-Roba: A Pac-Man like game about political corruption in Brazil
The City: A tabletop boardgame about community-building that uses actual resources like electricity and solar panels
Unmanned: A split-screen game about the newest kind of solider: one who remotely drops bombs on foreign soil during the day and night goes home to his family in the suburbs.
The McDonald’s Game: A resource management game in which you control every part of the McDonald’s corporation, from the creation of pastures to the branding.
A Friendship in Four Colours: A two-player game about collaboration and friendly fire.
Dys4ia: an unfair game about hormone replacement therapy. It is autobiographical.
Realistic Female First Person Shooter: a satirical game created in response to a men’s rights forum post complaining about unrealistic “strong female character” games.
Traitor: A space shooter in which you obey your conscience instead of authority.