Social Complexity: The Game!

I’m a long-time fan of games – card games, board games, and video games. I suppose this is an increasingly common thing as we live in a golden age for indie games. This is as true for board and card games as it is for video games. Recently, I began working on a game concept and design to simulate the ways human groups of differing social complexity might interact in time and space. Thus, Social Complexity: The Game was born. (more…)

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom (AAA 2012)

My participation at this year’s annual American Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings centered on delivering on paper and serving as a discussant. The paper, which I presented as first author with UF’s Clarence Gravlee, was titled “Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Techniques for an Engaged Anthropological Pedagogy.” I also served as the discussant for a session titled “Borders and Crossings by Land, Sea, and Air: Geospatial Advances in Anthropological Research.” You read the abstract for the paper below. Update: several of the ideas presented in this year’s paper were (eventually!) published as part of the chapter titled “Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Technologies for an Engaged Anthropological Pedagogy.” (more…)

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