Monthly Archives: April 2013

Are You Game? Not All Screens Lead to the Evils of Gaming Addiction

Are You Game? Not All Screens Lead to the Evils of Gaming Addiction

This article is a contribution by Jennifer Lewis.

We humans are a complicated lot. On one hand, we like to probe mysteries and strive to solve puzzles but on the other, we do like to be able to put things into neatly formed compartments so that we can classify them. Once we have a name and a label, we can file them away in the filing cabinet of our brain and, ostensibly, move on to the next idea. 

I’m taking a class with 7000+ people

I’m taking a class with 7000+ people

And I love it.

You’ve heard of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games) like WOW or Eve Online. But do you know what a MOOC is?

It’s a Massive Open Online Course in which thousands of people from all over the world take part. For two weeks now, more than 7000 of us have been connecting over our class’s theme: Gender Through Comic Books.

So, you want to get a master’s degree?

So, you want to get a master’s degree?

You’re interested in a topic and you’d like to start a master’s degree to be able to explore it. Great! But where to begin?

Before you start filling out applications for universities, there are two very important things you need to do, the first of which I’ll address today and the second in a coming post.

1. You need to clarify what you’ll work on;

2. Decide whom you want to work with.

There’s still time!

There’s still time!

You can still submit your proposal for the panel Nick Mizer, myself and other colleagues are planning for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) 2013 annual meeting. Check here for more information on the panel about geek anthropology and send your proposal before April 10th!

We look forward to hearing from you!

– The Geek Anthropologist