Virtual Biopower: The Case for Thanatogaming

Academic conferences are always slightly surreal experiences for me.  I’m currently in Monterey, getting to present some of my work to my colleagues in the videogame research community.  Many of them I’ve met before, though often these meetings are purely through online interactions.  As such, going to a conference in a new location and seeing […]

Thanatogaming: Life in Minecraft and Death in the Nether

The first day in Minecraft can be rough for a lot of people.  You find yourself alone, with no objectives, no goals and no instructions.  Just an endless, open world for you to try to make sense of.  Of course, if you don’t make sense of it by nightfall, you’ll find yourself swarmed by zombies […]