I have been feeling bad all semester for the students who signed up for my data science class because they enjoyed my games and learning one. I’m the same professor in both, but games and learning is very fun-focused and sociocultural, whereas data science is a firehose of stats and coding.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Anarchist Chess - Existential Comics'

What I like about this comic is the way it shows that we build values we don’t agree with into games because games are more fun with conflict. link to “Anarchist Chess - Existential Comics”

🔗linkblog: my thoughts on 'Why Do Video Games Want Me to Be a War Criminal: WIRED'

Some interesting writing on a topic I’ve posted about a few times recently. link to ‘Why Do Video Games Want Me to Be a War Criminal

I don’t like the card game War as a game, but I’m increasingly appreciative of it as a way to spend time with kiddo.

LIS 618 course mentioned in University of Kentucky news

I love hearing from former students about the great and interesting things that they’re up to—and especially when something they learned in one of my classes helped them along the way. In my experience, former students who are up to great and interesting things would often be doing those things whether or not they had taken one of my classes, but I still appreciate feeling like my teaching contributed in some small way.

rediscovering some comments on computational thinking

I keep a journal using the Day One app for macOS/iOS, and while I have some lingering concerns about platformizing (and even digitizing) my journaling, there are also some pretty neat aspects to using an app like this. First, it’s very easy to copy text from other electronic sources into the app, and that really helps me capture things that made an impression on me from day to day. Second, it’s also easy to search for, read, and even be reminded of old entries.

Kiddo’s uncle is teaching her the Pokémon TCG, which is pretty delightful.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Games, Mysteries, and the Lure of QAnon | WIRED'

This isn’t the first article I’ve read comparing Q to an ARG, but I may still send it to my students next semester. I’m also interested in the book this comes from… link to ‘Games, Mysteries, and the Lure of QAnon | WIRED’