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’
Good article on an important subject. I may have to assign this to my students next semester!
link to ‘Why Race Is Still A Problem In Dungeons & Dragons’
Really leaning into ethics and justice elements of data science in my fall class, and I’m wondering how much pushback I’m going to get. I’ve taught about racism, sexism, and colonization in games in another class with very few complaints, but this feels different somehow.
I recently had students modify a “life simulation” as an exercise in examining the values embedded in games, and their collective rage that choosing to read a book increases the “loneliness” score is so satisfying.