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potlatch: how not to save a tiger
"The therapeutic role of digital media is to allow an instrumental view of social relations to be propagated, in which the instrument somehow suspends any sense of moral causality or responsibility. Between the 'input' and the 'output' is a machine that we are blissfully unable or unwilling to understand. Hence, the possibility that clicking "send" might stop a stoning in Iran." This is very good.
willdavies  charity  connections  seams  logic  advertising 
june 2012 by infovore
War, What is it Good For? Learning from Wargaming | Play The Past
Super-good article about wargames, through the lens of the Connections conference, that considers their relevance and what they have to teach, especially within games that aren't about war or conflict.
games  research  connections  simulation  wargames 
august 2011 by infovore

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