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Tough Chicks and Femme Fatales in Film and Video Games

I wanted to share this great slideshow courtesy of my SL friend and fellow Australian virtual worlds researcher, Joanna Robinson. Joanna works and studies at the GNWC Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver and is a leading presence for digital media studies in Second Life. Her work is very cool and theoretically rigorous – enjoy!

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Participatory Theatre / ARG about Video Game Influences in Society

Zen Zen Zo is a physical theatre company based in Queensland and there’s already a huge buzz about how they incorporate participation from the audience into their theatre. Next year’s performance is Sub-Con Warrior 2.0. The screenshot above explains it all. I love the concept and am definitely hoping I can find space to go [...]

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Proposed Video-Game School Gets $1.1 Million Boost

I just came across this press release … All Things Considered, June 21, 2007 · The MacArthur Foundation board announced Thursday it will fund a $1.1 million grant for a brand new middle- and high school in New York. The curriculum revolves around teaching kids to make video games. The MacArthur Foundation says video games [...]

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Pleasure, Play, Participation and Promise: the audio to my conference talk

Thanks to the wonderful Alan Levine, I now have the audio recording to go with my NMC talk, here: Alan’s write-up of my talk is on the NMC blog here – thanks so much!

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Youth Online – almost there!

Yay! Here is my final book cover!!! And here is one of the endorsements: How lovely of Len Unsworth to write such kind words.

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New Literacies Sampler Online

Peter Lang Publishers are incredibly forward thinking – they have provided the full manuscript of this book online here!  This book has chapters from all of my favourite new literacies authors – see the table of contents below: Contents Chapter 1: Sampling “the New” in New Literacies Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel Chapter 2: “You [...]

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Skip the Textbook, Play the Video Game

I recently read this article in the Chicago Tribune. It recognises the MacArthur Foundation’s investment in gaming research: If that sounds like yet another New Age fad, destined for the scrapheap of once-trendy educational ideas alongside “new math,” “open classrooms” and “whole language,” consider this: The prominent Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation–the people who give out those [...]

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