Maggie Greene

Maggie Greene

(Mostly) fearless leader

A slice of (IF) life

Violet is one of my favorite pieces of interactive fiction (which shares some similarities with the adventure games discussed in this week’s Aarseth reading). Here’s the blurb: “Calm down. All you have to do is write a thousand words and everything will be fine. And you have all day, except it’s already noon.”

Week 6 To-Do

By Wednesday evening (2/18: also the eve of Spring Festival (春節), or the lunar new year! Happy lunar new year – 春節快樂!), please post a reading response for the essays. In addition (as with previous weeks), please select an image from the Art of Contest essays to discuss. I’ve posted a reading guide for the readings…

Week 4 To-Do

By Wednesday night (2/4), post a short reading response. In addition to responding to the written texts, please select at least one image to discuss briefly (we’ll talk about them more in class): pick an image you find interesting, illustrative of some historical trend, problematic, etc. The selections from The Games We Played & The Art of Contest are all image…

Week 3 To-Do/Notes on Reading Responses

By Wednesday night (1/28), post a short reading response for the Caillois. As I mentioned today, I was generally really pleased with everyone’s first efforts! But there’s always room for improvement, so I wanted to reiterate a few points to keep in mind for your weekly responses: One of the tricks or traps here (and something…