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Gender Reveal Party : playing in the intersections of digital humanities and autoethnography

To play Gender Reveal Party in your browser, go to my page! Gender Reveal Party is a visual novel that explores the idea of embodied personhood, my own personhood, within digital humanities Using the methods of autoethnography, and a performance studies perspective, this game brings together Augusto Boal’s theory of the “spect-actor” with the realm of the digital. Gender…

Designing for Reflection: Walden, a game and the Case for Slow Digital Humanities

While more and more attention is being paid to slow things down—slow food, slow TV, etc.—should we be also creating a “slow digital humanities?” Walden, a game, a video game adaptation of Thoreau’s experiences at Walden Pond, prioritizes slowness, reflection and deliberate action. Exploring how that is manifested in the rules and world of the game will demonstrate ways that slowing down can benefit digital humanities projects.