what role do you play

That’s the real question. A display at the City Building Design Lab, coincidentally resonating with my dissertation topic.

October 27, 2023 · 1 min

The Case for Video Games

I’ve been working on my thesis proposal, preparing for candidacy this summer. This explains why I’ve been pretty much silent here on the blog, and why I’ve been trying to reduce my social media time1. Much of my research will be on using the lens of video games as a way of describing classroom teaching - in fancy-talk, developing a model that adapts research methods developed for the formal analysis of video games to the description and analysis of teaching and classroom activities....

July 11, 2020 · 1 min

Hugh Howey on making art

Hugh Howey is the author of some really great science fiction novels. Most famously, his “WOOL” collection (the Silo Series), but also his Molly Fyde series is definitely worth picking up. He has been an indy author/publisher, hitting the scene through online distribution of his books. Here’s his thoughts on that: Where you once had vanity presses that suckered people out of tens of thousands of dollars for crates of books that would never get sold, you now have the ability to make professional-looking books that are in print forever at a fraction of the cost....

December 12, 2013 · 2 min