Monthly Archives: October 2013

SuperMOOC Update: Gender Through Comics Books

SuperMOOC Update: Gender Through Comics Books

On April 16th, I announced on this blog that I was taking part in a SuperMOOC, a Massively Open Online Course, titled Gender Through Comic books. You can read my initial thoughts here.

At the time, my intention was to blog about the course each week. Then I realized it was over.

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”Keep Your Politics Out of My Video Games”

”Keep Your Politics Out of My Video Games”

Errant Signal released a wonderful video yesterday about politics in video games and the importance of engaging in critical discourse about them.

Title ”Keep Your Politics Out of My Video Games”, the video opens with a description of gamers’ attitudes towards critical discussions: on one hand, they want video games to be taken seriously and respected. They want their gaming knowledge and skills to be acknowledged. On the other hand, they can react rather aggressively to any form of critical analysis of, say, the representations of ethnic groups, women, LGBT or gender roles in games.

Geek Girl Survey Update

Geek Girl Survey Update

Greetings geeklings!

I will soon finish compiling data from the Geek Girl Survey I announced last August! Thanks to everyone who answered my call or shared it! I have been swamped with emails from enthusiastic geek girls of all ages, and I am delighted to have obtained a lot more data than I originally expected. So many people made Portal references that I’m considering creating a new slogan for this blog: something like ”For science”. It’s a work in progress.