Here is an amazing looking game made from an analysis of Thoreau’s Walden from USC: http://cinema.usc.edu/interactive/research/walden.cfm Would it be appropriate to call this “gamification,” or has this term been universally perverted by advertising/marketing ideology?
Here are a few links to aid with the topics presentation I will be giving today on the basics of gamification. Reality is Broken author Jane McGonigal discusses using games and major gaming ideas (such as voluntary participation, social collaboration, and rewards systems) to fix the world: A response (one of many) from Ian Bogost, […]
If anyone is planning to mess around with or wants to read up on Linux over break, this is a nice collection of guides from Lifehacker. http://lifehacker.com/5967556/
Beneath the veneer of educational entertainment, nineteenth century panoramas performed significant ideological work, authorizing hegemonic histories, promoting nationalism, and conditioning spectators to be mass audience members. While grand theaters and late-nineteenth century resurgence have ensured ongoing scholarly attention to circular panoramas, the very attributes that account for proliferation—low cost of production, mobility, and mass appeal—have […]
For my DH project proposal, I have decided to do a proposal on a digital archive centered around the Progressive Era in the United States. Here’s the abstract for it: The Progressive Reformers’ Digital Archive is a unique digital archive that will focus on the Progressive Era in US history, which lasted from the late […]
This is a bit incongruous viz the direction of the most recent blog posts/assignments but Prof. Manovich’s visit yesterday helped me articulate a certain point. The question I raised at the end of class dealt with Exploratory Data Analysis – more specifically, with the ethics of how one might extrapolate from the data one is […]
I read Mark Sample’s “Unseen and Unremarked On” with great interest—if only for utterly selfish reasons. I was pleased to see belated attention to DeLillo, whose vocal luddism belies a sustained engagement with the effects of various information technologies on the porous boundaries of art, politics, and self. I also found his constructions of alternative […]
In doing this week’s reading I was particularly drawn to the piece “Disability, Universal Design, and the Digital Humanities.” We’ve discussed accessibility a lot in this class, and I’ve thought about it more as a result. Universal Design on the other hand is something that I’ve been interested in for a long time, from a […]
Hey all– I’m hoping that maybe some of you can help me think through some of my major ideas for my final project for this class. I’m still in the intensive-research phase and have found all sorts of helpful, specific-article type resources, but I figured I should branch out and ask about 1) resources and […]
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