Monthly Archives: February 2016

Networks and Communities For Good and Not Evil

After last week’s digital projects analyses, I wasn’t filled with much hope when it came to the internet. I saw a bunch of cool projects that were doing some interesting things to help change some of the discourse of sensitive … Continue reading

Posted in Archive | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

She’s Got Game…Literally

I know that many of my fellow classmates found themselves writing about this project, but I too couldn’t resist the urge to lend my voice to this debate. Here are the basics of the project. The digital history initiative titled … Continue reading

Posted in Archive | Leave a comment

Arcade Sexism… game over.

A review of Tropes Vs Women in Video Games.   At its core, “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” is a 13 part youtube video series that plays like a series of investigative reporting pieces. It describes itself as the following: “The … Continue reading

Posted in Archive | Tagged , | Leave a comment

I’ll call myself a gamer when Princess Toadstool rules Mushroom Kingdom

About two months ago, I was standing in a Game Stop trying to choose an Xbox game to play over my winter break from grad school. Playing video games is one of my favorite ways to mentally decompress from the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Holy Misogyny in Video Games, Batman! Or: why we can neither have nice things nor bring up that fact.

This review discusses the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, which can be found here: Anita Sarkeesian’s youtube series, Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, explores representation of women in videogames, specifically with the “damsel in distress” trope, the … Continue reading

Posted in Archive | 1 Comment

Disentangling the “Knotted” Lines in Our History

It’s always a wide-eyed stare I receive from fellow classmates when I tell them I’m majoring in history, but very rarely watch the news and keep up with the social/political issues plaguing our country. That’s okay, my forte has always … Continue reading

Posted in Archive | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Critique of NYPL Community Oral History

The NYPL Community Oral History Project is a part of the New York Public Library website which focuses on local, neighborhood history. The experiences and stories of several residents are documented and accessible through the website. The website has each … Continue reading

Posted in Archive | 1 Comment