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Making Life: A Comment on ‘Playing God in Frankenstein’s Footsteps: Synthetic Biology and the Meaning of Life’ by Henk van den Belt (2009)

The Article This article is building upon a foundation laid by Henk van den Belt, which in turn builds upon the literary classic, Frankenstein. The author discusses the implications of what it means to “Play God” within the context of … Continue reading

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ReacTickles Global: Can mobile technologies encourage playful social interaction?

The Article This article explores what are the play potentials of the mobile medium. ReacTickles aims to expand upon the current capabilities of mobile technologies to create a social space that is enforced through play. They argue that when play is involved … Continue reading

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Changing the World Through Meaningful Play: Report on the 2010 ISAGA Conference

The Article This article is basically documentation of the ISAGA (International Simulation and Gaming Association) conference that took place in 2010. This conference showcases how gaming technology can be used accross a variety of feilds. “Papers at the conference came … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Simulation

The Article The article argues that the simulation can be furthered by analyzing it using philosophical tools of analysis. Since simulation is a digital/physical representation of they way our mind will perceive and event, it falls within the realm of mind, and thus, … Continue reading

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The Long History of Gaming in Military Training

The Article Gaming has a long standing history of military use, particularly in the area of tactical training and combat simulation. “This has taken the form of sand tables, miniatures, board games, and computer games. The current tension between entertainment and … Continue reading

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Four Billion Little Brothers?

The Article  According to the article, Four Billion Little Brothers?, The issue of privacy is far more relevant in modern times than it was in the past. It states that this is mostly due to the influence of cell phones in the social … Continue reading

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Mediated Presence in the Future

The Evolution of Mediated Presence Distinction between physical and virtual blurs increasingly, but we adapt to it in the way we perceive, respond to, and generally experience the world around us. We originally had adapted through evolution to gain and … Continue reading

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