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Categorizing Fractured Fandom

Defining Fractured Fandom According to the discipline of fan studies, at this point in history, being a fan is considered a positive for any individual. Being a fan helps people … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mobile Media Technologies at the Intersection of the Virtual and the Real

The blending of the physical and the virtual is increasing due to mobile computing technologies.  Is our cybernetic future at hand? Christopher Olson uses digital tattoos to discuss the blending … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Steve Benford and Inhabited TV: The beginnings of VWTV Part 2

Pooky Amsterdam’s interview with a VWTV pioneer concludes with this second part.  And it raises the question: how likely is the virtual and the real to converge to produce television? … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steve Benford and Inhabited TV: The beginnings of VWTV

Pooky Amsterdam reports on a conversation she had with someone who might just be one of the pioneers of virtual world television.  Steve Benford was part of a research project … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Multiplicity of Virtual Worlds

Our definitions and metaphors: Discussion of how researchers and designers as users make sense of virtual world technologies This short essay reflects a project that occurred before, during and after … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

2013 and the Future of Gaming

My last two posts for Clearance Bin Review as Dr. Geek have been considerations for the future of gaming given some technologies that are scheduled to be released this year. … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Haunted Houses as Physicalized Virtual Reality?

It’s October.  Sure, here in Chicagoland it’s been 80 degrees for the past couple days, but the leaves are falling, and the calendar can’t be lying.  It’s October, which means … Continue reading

October 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

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