Week 9: Joel Arellano

Authentic Games

There is an important distinction between gaming and interactivity, and we must clearly define it before we can discuss either term as a means to re-engage audiences. Interactivity is simply bidirectional action and effect; gaming is more complex and subtle to define. Put simply, games are bounded, competitive activities willingly engaged […]

Week 3: Joel Arellano

Although I was intrigued by several concepts in the assigned reading, the only one I found relevant to the videos was Lewis Hyde’s dichotomy of value and worth. In his book The Gift, he explains that we use the former describes commodities and latter describes gifts (although I think he’s cutting corners with this […]