The Fail-State is Not Permanent: What Roguelikes Can Teach Us About Revision

By Emma Kostopolus, University of Kansas@kostopolus What do we expect when we play a video game for the first time? If it’s a type of game we’re not familiar with, we probably expect that we’re going to fail, which is generally represented by our on-screen character dying. We expect to fail a lot when we… Read More The Fail-State is Not Permanent: What Roguelikes Can Teach Us About Revision

The Grass is Always Greener: The Pastoral Life in Stardew Valley

By Dylan Altman, California State University, Northridge “Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house a world; and beyond its world, a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you. For you is the phenomenon perfect. What we are, that only can we see… Build, therefore, your own world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson,… Read More The Grass is Always Greener: The Pastoral Life in Stardew Valley

The Doom Marauder and Knowledge Transfer

Video Essay By Emma Kostopolus, University of Kansas@kostopolus About the AuthorEmma Kostopolus is a PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Kansas. When not working on her dissertation or CPGS stuff, she writes about games for Unwinnable Monthly, Sidequest.zone and Critical Distance and brews very weird beer. This piece is part of… Read More The Doom Marauder and Knowledge Transfer

Back to the Grind: Searching for the Open Plaza in Elder Scrolls Online

By Kristopher Purzycki, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee CCCC has dwelled on the theme of place recently which, for someone who focused their doctoral research on placemaking, has been motivating if not affirming. At such a time when several crises seem to be converging, we find ourselves struggling with questions of place. In the protests of #BlackLivesMatter,… Read More Back to the Grind: Searching for the Open Plaza in Elder Scrolls Online

Apply to the HASTAC Scholars Program!

If any graduate students are looking for an excellent ongoing opportunity for networking and collaborative work, the HASTAC Scholars program is currently accepting applications for their 2018-2020 cohort. This initiative created by the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), is built upon a community of emergent graduate and some undergraduate students involved… Read More Apply to the HASTAC Scholars Program!