Emory’s News Center published a nice writeup of the Battle of Atlanta project I’ve been working on for the last year. We’ve come quite a long way on the project and I’m glad to see that it is gaining some attention. You can read the article here.
In order to make better use of my blog, I’m going to write some smaller posts that cover something I’ve noticed in many modern games. Through several fantasy, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic settings, slavery is featured as part of the in-game society. Games like FTL: Faster Than Light, Fallout 3, and the Mass Effect seriesContinue reading “Slavery and FTL: Faster Than Light”
Oh that’s right, I have a blog. Apologies for the lengthy hiatus. Summer, for any graduate student, is never as restful as you think it is going to be. I recently completed another chapter draft of my dissertation and hopefully this will allow me to commit some more time to posting on the internet. ToContinue reading “Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship”
Editor’s Note: Since a revised and expanded version of this post will be appearing on another site in a couple of weeks, I thought it best to take the original down. When it goes up, I will update this post to direct you to the new version.
A few weeks ago, I helped Samantha Allen teach her class about intersectionality through the video game series Halo. Samantha has her writeup about the exercise over on The Border House. I was there largely to provide tutorials to inexperienced students and switch players in and out of the games. I’m happy to have been involvedContinue reading “ICYMI: Teaching Intersectionality Through Halo”
If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman’s arm with some ethereal light; ifContinue reading “If, then, to me…”
The Vancouver Maritime Museum is currently under fire for corrupting the morality of impressionable young patrons. The museum recently opened a new exhibit, entitled Tattoo and Scrimshaw: The Art of the Sailor, that will run from now until mid-October. According to the National Post’s Brian Hutchinson, a patron demanded the museum remove the part ofContinue reading “On Scrimshaw”
This material is by no means exhaustive, but will provide an introduction to current issues of gender equality and feminism in video games. Some Background Feminist Frequency, Home of Anita Sarkeesian Damsels in Distress: Part 1. The first entry in Tropes vs. Women in Video Games. Wikipedia Vandalism against Sarkeesian Visual Attacks against Sarkeesian SexualContinue reading “THATCamp Feminisms South: Video Games and Feminism Resources”
Welcome! I decided to migrate from my old Tumblr to something a bit more substantial. While I will still post the occasional odd find, I will be using this space for musings on research, dissertation writing, digital archives work, and current issues in the field. Which means I should probably explain the name. “The UneasyContinue reading “Welcome to The Uneasy Half-Literate.”