Mapping the Future: Academia and Community

I've really been enjoying GameSetWatch's series called 'The Game Anthropologist,' which (among other things) looks at various gaming communities — this week is a look at one of my favorite blogs, Michael Abbott's The Brainy Gamer » 8/10/08 1:30pm 8/10/08 1:30pm. We've looked at Abbott's efforts to create (pretty collectively!) for his , which has…

Academics vs. 'Gaming' Academics: Let the Snark Begin

While academia occasionally manages to maintain the veneer of being 'civilized,' academic battles of words can frequently be just as epic as anything occurring outside the Ivory Tower — even when couched in elegant language and well-reasoned points, you can tell people are out to draw blood. So it (sort of) is with… » 5/10/08 4:30pm 5/10/08 4:30pm