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Might 31, 2020

Emma and Gil welcome Dr. Mary Flanagan, designer of Monarch,

Customer in Blackwood Grove
, Buffalo,
, and plethora of different video games in a myriad of types and
platforms, from occasion to technique on digital in tabletop. Dr.
Flanagan can also be an artist, having exhibited works (many
game-related) all around the globe, and teaches recreation design at
Dartmouth, who additionally hosts her recreation design and analysis lab,

We focus on designing video games from the views of
enjoyable and significant change. How does one make a
transformative recreation that gamers really get pleasure from, however that’s nonetheless
efficient at constructing empathy and preventing prejudice?

CONTENT WARNING: There’s a transient point out of racial prejudice,
and sexual assault in literary works in the direction of the top of the


0m21s: “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo
buffalo” is a grammatically right sentence. This video
explains it, and different lexically ambiguous sentences.

1m21s: Tiltfactor, Dr.
Flanagan’s recreation design and analysis lab at Dartmouth 

1m57s: For those who’re studying this, congratulations, you are studying
the present notes!

3m58s: Professor Scott Rogers lined The Recreation of The Goose in

Biography of a Board Recreation 221.5

4m27s: For extra data on these French Revolution-themed
variations of Recreation of the Goose (Jeu de la Revolution Francaise),
web page 17 of this PDF
. It is also attention-grabbing to notice that
Robespierre tried to put in a brand new state faith for France
in the course of the Revolution, the Cult
of the Supreme Being
(Culte de l’Être suprême); it is solely
attainable that its dogma was bolstered by issues like board
video games. Maybe it additionally helped with the weird decimal-time-based
that Robespierre could not get to stay, however that also
frustrates historians to at the present time.

5m30s: Extra details about Dr. Flanagan’s e-book, Crucial

6m39s: The
Landlord’s Recreation
by Lizzie Magie is
the sport that Monopoly was based mostly on.

7m51s: September
12: A Toy World
is a recreation the place a participant is making an attempt to kill
terrorists by firing missiles at a village. However each terrorist you
kill creates extra terrorists, because the locals get angrier at your
actions. Quickly, the village is gone and you might be surrounded by
terrorists. There isn’t any method to win the sport by taking pictures.

7m56s: Paolo Pedercini
additionally makes commentary video games. (Observe that this hyperlink accommodates grownup
content material.) Bounce to the McDonald’s Videogame right here

8m13s: Extra information on Revenue Seed.

8m33s: Extra information on Layoff.

9m40s: Extra information on Pox: Save the

10m32s: “Designing
Video games to Foster Empathy,
” the paper Dr. Flanagan wrote with
Jonathan Belman.

15m04s: Extra information about psychological

16m16s: Gil is referring to
Ludology 213.5 – The Incan Gold Experiment
, run by Dr. Stephen
Blessing and analysis assistant Elena Sakosky. (Gil refers back to the
recreation from the unique European launch’s title, Diamant,
however it was launched in English as Incan Gold.)

19m51s: For an extended dialogue on what “enjoyable” means in a recreation,
and on a deeper degree, how video games create which means, try
Ludology 201 – Are We Having Enjoyable But?

21m20s: Extra information on the occasion recreation Buffalo.

24m14s: Extra information on social
id complexity

26m13s: Extra information on the occasion recreation Awkward

31m10s: For extra dialogue on board video games and colonialism,
Ludology Episode 197 – Empires Up in Arms
. For extra data
in regards to the results of “terra nullius” in board video games, try

this text from Nancy Foasberg

32m26s: “Failed
Video games: Classes Discovered from Promising however Problematic Recreation
Prototypes in Designing for Variety
,” by Dr. Flanagan, Max
Seidman, and Geoff Kaufman.

34m15s: Dr. Lawrence Summers, president of Harvard College,
that organic variations may clarify why there
had been fewer girls in science. 

36m18s: Extra information about Blokus.

39m39s: Extra information on the technique recreation Monarch.

40m04s: Dr. Flanagan’s e-book (with co-author Helen Nissenbaum)
at Play

40m18s: Listed here are some articles on Will
Chris Trottier

45m12s: Extra information on This
Warfare of Mine: The Board Recreation
Freedom: The Underground Railroad.

49m05s: Extra information on Dr. Flanagan’s artwork,
together with giantJoystick.

50m40s: Gabriel Orozco’s Horses Operating

51m48s: Dr. Flanagan’s
, with Sukdith Punjasthitkul and Geoff Kaufman, on “Social

54m53s: The article in query is “The
Mechanical Muse
,” printed in The New Yorker on January 7,

This is an article in Wired
on the paper in query, during which
massive collections of pictures used to coach image-recognition
software program – together with one utilized by Google and Microsoft – had been discovered
to amplify exisiting biases. 

57m15s: In 2015,
Google apologized
for his or her facial recognition software program
mislabeling Black individuals as “gorillas.” 

57m42s: Extra information about Reload: Rethinking Girls
and Cyberculture.

58m49s: The story right here is “No
Girl Born
,” by C.L. Moore.

1h03m31s: The present will probably be referred to as “Gameplay:
Video Recreation Tradition
,” on the CCCB in Barcelona, Spain. 

1h04m07s: “Max” is Max Seidman, recreation designer at Resonym and
frequent collaborator with Dr. Flanagan.

1h05m41s: We have lined the light-weight interactive fiction
platform Twine earlier than on the
present, most notably on Ludology 217 –
What IF? 



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