• Posts Tagged ‘people and culture’

    Gaming with toddlers

    by  • June 3, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Gaming with toddlers

    As a parent of two babies, I do not get as much “gaming time” that I might like to. In fact, it is difficult to get any time at all. When they are really small they sleep most of the time, but at this age, they are active enough to require my attention, but...

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    What Next? – #1reasonwhy

    by  • July 14, 2014 • Essays • 1 Comment

    I want you to imagine that sometime between your 8th and 15th birthdays, your skin gradually gained a blue sheen – nothing so dramatic as waking up one day and discovering that you’d gone full out smurf.  Just… your sixth grade picture shows the same skin tone you always shared with all of your...

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    Content on the Margins: Part I – How we know what’s in.

    by  • June 16, 2014 • Essays • Comments Off on Content on the Margins: Part I – How we know what’s in.

    I’ve been having many thoughts recently about stories and gendered (and other marginalized) content, and the practical challenges that groups and individuals face in introducing diversified content to games. While it comes out of a long history of reading and musing and discussions with other Cultural Studies geeks, its recent momentum to get it...

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    Gender and Game Mechanics: Part 4 – Care in Action?

    by  • September 11, 2013 • Essays • 2 Comments

    This is part four of a series. The first post can be found here: Gender and Game Mechanics Series: Part 1 – Introduction and the previous post here: Gender and Game Mechanics: Part 3 – How we fare in Care and Justice. In the previous posts I talked about how sociology and sociolinguistic studies on gendered communication...

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    Healthy Larp Culture Requires Conscious Cultivation

    by  • September 6, 2013 • Essays • Comments Off on Healthy Larp Culture Requires Conscious Cultivation

    When the conversation turns to harassment or exclusionary behavior in a gaming community, my first thought is always “where are the community stewards? Who is responding and reacting to reeducate, redirect and flat out censure such behavior?” It comes up all the time in connection to larps – I hear a lot of larp...

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    Gender and Game Mechanics: Part 2 – Care and Justice Mediation

    by  • August 14, 2013 • Essays • 7 Comments

    This is part two of a series. The previous post can be found here: Gender and Game Mechanics Series: Part 1 – Introduction. Note: The terms “women”, “girls”, “men” and “boys” in the articles of this series are assumed to be inclusive to transgender people who identify as each unless otherwise specified. While I can’t...

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    Witty responses to trolls complaining about Tropes versus Women

    by  • August 8, 2013 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Witty responses to trolls complaining about Tropes versus Women

    In case you hadn’t heard, Part 3 of the Damsel in Distress series of videos being made as part of Feminist Frequency’s Tropes versus Women series is up. (If you haven’t seen previous installments, here are Part 1 and Part 2.1) Predictably, there are a lot of people who are upset that a woman...

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