A Conspiracy of Fishes

Reading response to A Conspiracy of Fishes, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying About #GamerGate and Embrace Hegemonic Masculinity, by Shira Chess and Adrienne Shaw, which was published by the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media in 2015. Abstract:…

Do you identify as a gamer?

Do you identify as a gamer?

Reading response to Do you identify as a gamer? Gender, race, sexuality, and gamer identity, by Adrienne Shaw, which was published in New Media & Society in 2012. Quote from the article’s Abstract: The demand for minority representation in video games often…

What Games Made by Girls Can Tell Us

What Games Made by Girls Can Tell Us

This reading, What Games Made by Girls Can Tell Us, by Jill Denner and Shannon Campe, is a chapter from Beyond Barbie & Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming. For this post, I’ll be posting insights from the reading and…

Body, Space, and Gendered Gaming Experiences

Body, Space, and Gendered Gaming Experiences

This reading, Body, Space, and Gendered Gaming Experiences: A cultural Geography of Homes, Cybercafes, and Dormitories, by Holin Lin, is a chapter from Beyond Barbie & Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming. MY COMMENTARY & QUESTIONS: In high school,…

Reacting to Questions on Gender and Gaming

Reacting to Questions on Gender and Gaming

We begin with a post made in the Boardgame Geek group on Facebook, on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. The original post has since been removed, but this screen shot of the original post was provided to the group by Aaron Thompson….

Becoming a Player

Becoming a Player

This reading, Becoming a Player: Networks, Structure, and Imagined Futures, by T.L. Taylor, is a chapter from Beyond Barbie & Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming. MY COMMENTARY & QUESTIONS: Looking at my own experience coming into a…

Retooling Play

Retooling Play

Going forward, annotated bibliography posts will include a my commentary and questions followed by a bulleted summary of the reading. This week’s reading, Retooling play: Dystopia, Dysphoria, and Difference by Suzanne de Castell and Mary Bryson, is another chapter in From Barbie…

Chess for Girls?

Chess for Girls?

On December 6, 1997, Saturday Night Live showed a parody commercial for the game of chess. The commercial announces that chess is no longer a game for boys and now features Barbie-like pieces with decorative clothes that smell like strawberries and…