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  1. The (Fake) Geek Girl Project / 3: Who Cares?

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    April 6, 2014 by Marie-Pierre Renaud

    Fake Geek Girl by Andy

    You may read the foreword to this series, As Always, it Started With Star Trek: A Study On Geek Girls, as well as parts 1 and 2.

    For a little over two years now, geek culture has been tormented with a raging debate, that of the “fake” geek girl. This debate has divided geeks between those who reinforce the notion that some women pretend to be geeks in order to attract the attention of men, and those who contest it. Since late 2012, I have been analyzing this debate and following the changes it brought forth in geek culture.

  2. The (Fake) Geek Girl Project / 2: Fight the Attention Seekers!

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    March 31, 2014 by Marie-Pierre Renaud

    Fake Geek Girl by Andy

    You may read the foreword to this series, As Always, it Started With Star Trek: A Study On Geek Girls and the first part which offers an overview of this series and of the methodology used in this project.

    In my quest to better understand the fake geek girl debate, I selected 6 rants and over 40 responses to analyse. The first of the six rants I analysed, the Idiot Nerd Girl meme, was created in 2010. Originally used to mock girls self-identifying as nerds but considered as ignorant and idiotic, it exists in hundreds of variations, which generally draw a comparison between a girl’s claim to be a geek or nerd and her alleged lack of knowledge on a specific topic, her lack of involvement in geek spaces and activities, or her physical appearance.

  3. AAA Paper: When Tactics Become Strategies

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    March 23, 2014 by Marie-Pierre Renaud

    Art by Ana Gomez on Behance

    This week, we are introducing a third paper from the Geek Anthropology session which was part of the 2013 AAA annual meeting program.  You may also view the first and the second videos.

    Once again, feel free to comment and share!

  4. The (Fake) Geek Girl Project / 1

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    March 21, 2014 by Marie-Pierre Renaud

    Fake Geek Girl by Andy

    For a little over two years now, geek culture has been tormented with a raging debate, that of the ”fake” geek girl. This debate has divided geeks between those who reinforce the notion that some women pretend to be geeks in order to attract the attention of men, and those who contest it.

    Since late 2012, I have been analysing this debate and following the changes it brought forth in geek culture.

  5. Spot Check 16: Gaming and Intimacy

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    March 21, 2014 by Nick Mizer

    Spot Check

    In which I talk about different types of relationships expressed through gaming, generalized reciprocity, and the porousness of boundaries

  6. AAA Paper: From Geek to Chic: A Case Study in Identity and Consumerism

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    March 13, 2014 by Marie-Pierre Renaud

    Art by Ana Gomez on Behance

    This week, we are introducing a second paper from the Geek Anthropology session which was part of the 2013 AAA annual meeting program.  To view the first video, click here.

    Once again, feel free to comment and share!

  7. Spot Check Flashback #2: Gaming the Narrative Process

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    March 8, 2014 by Nick Mizer

    ActhungCthulhu

    In which I inadvertently reinforce Godwin’s Law, talk about the dangers of storytelling, and how HP Lovecraft dodged some of them.

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