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Unfurling the expanded Self: How Aspirational Identification + Avatars Can = Hyper-Real You

        Have you ever heard a recording of yourself and thought “oh my god who is that?, there is no way that’s me; my voice is way deeper.” I always cringe when I hear my recorded voice, … Continue reading

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Sarkeesian in a TEDx talking about the Kickstarter incident and how it ended etc

http://samuel-warde.com/2013/03/another-shining-example-of-rape-culture-and-the-men-who-keep-it-going/

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Gamification: How Game Dynamics Alter the Behavior of Scientist, Workers, and Terrorists: FINAL BLOG POST

This blog post looks at gamification, or the use of game mechanics and dynamics to drive game-like engagement in largely non-game contexts. Of particular interest is how gamification is implemented by science, businesses, and social media sites to foster greater … Continue reading

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Video Games in Education: Final Blog Post

Educational Video Game Use So Far There are a multitude of teaching styles implemented in k-12 school across the United States, varying from public schools that tie curriculum to the test, private Montessori schools that try to develop experiential learning … Continue reading

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Final Blog Post: Roosterteeth, Red vs Blue, and Machinima

Introduction Video media has undergone radical change in the course of twenty years from being a phenomenon only mass distributed on television to something that can be efficiently dispensed to home computers via the internet.  With the invention of the … Continue reading

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Final Blog Post: TETRIS and Other Videogames’ Effects on PTSD

Early in the term we watched Jane McGonigal’s TED talk entitled “Gaming Can Make a Better World” (2010). Her presentation focused on harnessing gamers’ inherent cooperative and decision making skills in order to solve the problems of the world, arguing … Continue reading

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Playing With Ourselves: Chasing Personal Pleasure through Video Games and Modern Porn

  Today, if someone were to walk into a modern library and select from the shelves any volume claiming to pertain to the study of philosophical hedonism, they would almost undoubtedly encounter a disclaimer somewhere in the book’s introduction or … Continue reading

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Middle and High School and the Beasts that Inhabit those Ecosystems (Blog Post 4)

First off, I know that this post is late, but after several days of intense effort culminating in the replacement of my computer’s hard drive I have got the machine to work, and I never want it to scare me … Continue reading

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Blog Post Response 2

To be honest, I had no idea what to expect with Scratch.  All I knew was that there was this thing we were supposed to download, and there was a cat on it.  I downloaded it, opened it, and was … Continue reading

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Blog Post Response to Scratch

I went into the scratch session expecting it to be difficult, and knowing that I would not be able to create an awesome game in the span of under an hour and a half. I had still underestimated the task … Continue reading

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