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Pop Culture as Pedagogy

Pop Culture as Pedagogy

[Run by the wonderful Carolyn Guertin + starts June 30th] “This graduate course is positioned at the intersection of education, popular culture, and youth experiences. It explores questions concerning the social construction of youth, parents, and teachers; knowledge and power in schools and in media; representations of social identities; and access to particular media and […]
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Pluto Gameworld: Screengrab 3

“The Good and the Bad of Escaping to Virtual Reality…”

‘As with all things, virtual reality can be taken to unhealthy extremes, and the idea of such a drastic shift—one that may entirely redefine social needs—may cause unease. But amid all the warnings, for many bored and lonely souls, the promise of a virtual escape is not unsettling, but exciting. For any who have longed […]
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Donna Haraway

Naming the Epoch: Haraway Ripping Up the Anthropocene

Donna Haraway, “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble”. “It has become literally unthinkable to do good work in any interesting field with the premises of individualism, methodological individualism, and human exceptionalism. None of the most generative and creative intellectual work being done today any longer spends much time except as a kind of footnote […]
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VM

“…making a choice”: #ViktoriaModesta

[Waits for Lada Gaga to embark upon a derivative self-dismemberment/prosthetic encrusting deal in order to gain new cultural traction.] . [Also: totally enjoyed the creepy “Dead Ringers” hat-tip at the beginning of the clip. Cronenberg would be so proud.] .
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Pluto Gameworld

Watch “Playing As A Female Character” [+ Added Bonus Pluto Reflections]

Watching this insightful #PAXAus2014 yak-session that focused on gender disparities in games [and game development] has prompted the following brief reflection on Pluto, our in-production transmedia project co-produced with Dreaming Methods. What stuck in my noggin when watching the above was the section where these switched-on PAX panelists discuss just how – when given a […]