Can watching video games be a social exercise?
Jun 30, 2015 9:49am | by Stephanie Werner
Gaming is quickly surpassing yesteryear’s entertainment giants, such as film and television. According to Elan Lee, former chief design officer for Xbox Entertainment Studios, “There are more cumulative hours spent playing games than there are in any other form of entertainment.” Gaming is no doubt a booming industry. In 2014, the global games market was […]
Who are you online?
Dec 1, 2014 7:51am | by jesse
There is a powerful promise to the notion that you can be anyone that you want to be. This may explain part of the appeal of online environments, the opportunity to construct a new identity or a new side of our self that has been neglected, untapped, or ignored. Whether it’s in the creation of […]
Do you take responsibility for your technology?
Nov 5, 2014 7:22am | by jesse
Does technology alter your behavior? Is technology changing us? Is technology eroding our social values? Do we make our tools? Or do our tools make us? This debate around agency and technological determinism has raged for the past few decades and continues to divide scholars, hackers, and activists who wish to harness the empowering […]
Is technology making us lonely?
Oct 26, 2014 7:05am | by jesse
The human mind seeks out stories to help explain our emotions and behaviors, but sometimes we focus on false causes when the reason lies elsewhere. Technology is an easy target due to its ubiquity in our lives, and for those who cannot appreciate or understand emerging environments its easy to dismiss their potential by focusing […]