Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Urban Diary + Harvard

Urban Diary

I stumbled across this website while researching my own topic. I think it would be useful for anyone doing a paper on databases/Lev Manovich's essay on databases. The "Urban Diary" is also a part of an art website called "The Place".

Harvard Interactive Media Group

I also found this while reading Kotaku and thought it might be of interest re: video games as an educational subject.



Blogger Silbi Song said...

Thanks Nina. This is awesome. =)

4/15/2007 8:58 PM  
Blogger Irene Chien said...

Thanks for sharing this, Nina! It is interesting that both novels and cinema, two earlier forms of media, were also vilified for their "addictive" appeal when they first became popular. For example, the 1817 Jane Austen novel "Northanger Abbey" satirizes Gothic novel readers as so immersed in these tales of intrigue that they can't distinguish fact from fiction. And early cinema-goers were condemned for being "movie-mad"--for wasting their lives away submerged in the darkness of movie theaters, deluded by fantasies. Sound familiar to the way video games are critiqued today?

4/16/2007 9:03 AM  

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