On the LOC Preserving Virtual Worlds Project

I've mentioned my love for the delightful How They Got Game » 11/22/08 3:30pm 11/22/08 3:30pm, which catalogues some of the neat holdings of the Stanford Stephen M. Cabrinety Collection (among other things); now, they're getting some love from the Stanford alumni magazine, which highlights the Library of Congress 'Preserving Virtual Worlds' project…

IBM and the Palace Museum Launch the 'Virtual Forbidden City'

In a move that seems designed to provide Chinese historians with even more ways to torture their poor students (I know at least one thing I'm forcing my » 10/11/08 3:00pm 10/11/08 3:00pm sections to do next quarter), IBM and the Palace Museum have teamed up to offer a virtual, immersive, and interactive version of the Forbidden Palace of Beijing. In…

Preserving Our History: Good Games Never Go Out of Style

Rob Zacny has a thought provoking piece up at the Escapist: on the whole, we're the worst genre when it comes to preserving our history, even the great classics acknowledged as 'great.' In a society - never mind technical area - where progress and marching forward is the name of the game, it's not exactly surprising,… » 6/29/08 12:30pm 6/29/08 12:30pm