Category Archives: Digital Media

Star Wars Canon Completion…Sort of

Back in mid-October I decided on a project—I was going to move through the entire Star Wars canon in chronological order, hitting every film, TV show episode, novel, and comic from start to finish. I am now within two books … Continue reading

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Collaborative World Building Explained

I was asked by a student reporter to write something up that explains my world building class. I have no idea what the final article is going to look like or how much of this will be used, so I’ll … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on Fallout 4

I say with no exaggeration that Fallout 3 changed my life. It brought me back to videogaming in a serious way (I’d been playing the FIFA series, GTA, and little else) and demonstrated, in no uncertain terms, the importance role-playing … Continue reading

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On the Syllabus as EULA and Other Teaching Anxieties

We’re an anxious bunch, academics, aren’t we? Cue a new school year and we’re (again) fretting over whether Google is making us stupid, if using laptops in class leads to shallow thinking, and generally whether electronics and digital media are … Continue reading

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Prezi on Exploring Fictional Worlds

I give my second of two lectures tomorrow to our Game Culture class, this one on exploring fictional game worlds. Like most PowerPoint slides or online presentations, you probably miss something without the narration and this one features several game … Continue reading

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Prezi on Character Creation in Digital RPGs

Just got the proofs today of my article “From Meaning to Experience: Teaching Fiction Writing With Digital RPGs,” which will be appearing as the final chapter in Dungeons, Dragons, and Digital Denizens: The Digital Role Playing Game. Amazon says it … Continue reading

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A Short Prezi on my Dissertation

While Stuart is away in Australia I’ve been tasked with keeping the ship afloat for our course on Game Culture. This includes a short talk I’ll be giving on my dissertation, putting my project in the context of interactive fiction, … Continue reading

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Cracked.com and Game Culture

I stumbled on these articles on videogames on cracked.com (the online incarnation of the old Cracked magazine) and was pleasantly surprised to find that they’re both funny yet intelligently written for a popular audience. Although there are more, these were … Continue reading

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My New Storyspace E-reader

Yeah, so I’m trying to read Afternoon, A Story, Patchwork Girl, and Victory Garden, all of which are foundational hypertexts, and all of which are on the proprietary Storyspace software by Eastgate Systems. Unfortunately none of them work on either … Continue reading

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GLS Prezi Presentation

Here’s the Prezi I used when giving my talk on “Gaming, World Building, and Narrative” at the Games+Learning+Society 7.0 conference in June. GLS 7.0 – Gaming, World Building, and Narrative on Prezi

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