New Book Chapter in “Playing With The Past” – Release Date: October 24, 2013

I have a co-authored book chapter with Andrew J. Salvati being released on October 24, 2013 in a collection entitled Playing with the Past...

The ‘Malling’ of Higher Education

            In Marc Parry’s article on Mitch Duneier in the Chronicle of Higher Education from September 3, 2013 (http://chronicle.com/article/A-MOOC-Star-Defects-at-Least/141331/), the author discusses Duneier’s decision...

Comic Books Act as Free Focus Groups for Major Cinematic Releases

    U.S. cinema and comic books are two distinct mass media that have occasionally intersected between the years 1906 and 1977. This relationship became...

Labor, Play, and Video Games

In light of my recent presentation at PCA in Washington D.C. on video game controllers as interfaces for war, I thought I should post...

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Baudrillard’s Postmodern NFL

For better or for worst, the National Football League (NFL) currently occupies a very large space in the U.S.’s public consciousness and popular culture....

It Takes a Village (to raise a scholar)…

What is the architecture and origins of a scholar? Who really put in the time, caring, and quality of thought to build each of...

Inch for Inch, Is Doug Flutie the Greatest QB of his Generation?

The Game is a Matter of Inches (Silly Statistics) Former Oakland Raiders coach and broadcaster John Madden once said, “inch for inch, Flutie in...

West is Best

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