Episode 134 – Anne Marie Porter: Gaming & Health Research

Episode 134 – Anne Marie Porter: Gaming & Health Research

This week we catch up with researcher and graduate student, Anne Marie Porter. Anne Marie shares with us her research exploring games and health. Yes, you read that right. HEALTH. Listen to hear some fascinating effects gaming can have on the brain.

Rhonda and I WRaP up our week as the fall TV season takes off. I share some shows I am reluctant to return to this season – are there any on your NOT to watch list?

WATCHING

“Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge”, SyFy, HuluPlus
New Girl“, Season 3 on Netflix
Brooklyn Nine Nine“, Fox
Selfie“, ABC

READING

Chicks Dig Gaming“, Mad Norwegian Press, out November 11
In the Woods“, Tana French
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory“, Caitlin Doughty

PLAYING

Magic: The Gathering

COMING

NC ComicCon, November 15 & 16, Durham, NC
John Wick
that samari movie Keanu Reeves did (“47 Ronin“)
Constantine“, NBC
2 Broke Girls“, CBS

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Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

I will eviscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity.

– Chaucer, A Knight’s Tale

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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.

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