Archive for March, 2012

Paper—All Fun and Games: Gender, Jokes and Play in Cyberspace

All Fun and Games: Gen­der, Jokes and Play in Cyber­space by Suzanne de Castell

Paper—Quality of Life in the Game Industry: Challenges and Best Practices

Qual­ity of Life in the Game Indus­try: Chal­lenges and Best Prac­tices by Inter­na­tional Game Devel­op­ers Association

Some interesting observations

I’ve been try­ing to avoid too much sar­casm when post­ing on this blog, but I have to admit I was tempted to title this post “Really?!” I’m includ­ing a sum­mary of two arti­cles that seem to be try­ing to advo­cate for more women in IT, but are just miss­ing the point about why. These arti­cles came […]

How early should children start using computers?

It’s no sur­prise. They should start as early as pos­si­ble. MIT’s Life­long Kinder­garten Group (the maker of Scratch) has part­nered with DevTech Research Group to make Scratch Jr., a pro­gram aimed to teach kids from preschool to Grade 2 how to cre­ate their own sto­ries and games using dig­i­tal media. Mitch Resnick, direc­tor of the Lifelong […]

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