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A Letter to Myself: Identity in Geek Culture

Warning: serious stuff ahead. I'll try to keep it humorous. I was thinking back to the most impactful moments of my nerd life, wondering how things might have changed without them. Various small decisions and influences shaping me into the reasonable facsimile of an adult I am now. What if I'd seen Star Trek before… Continue reading A Letter to Myself: Identity in Geek Culture

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12 Steps to More Peaceful Holidays

Life’s crazy. I get it. But remember that time-management illustration about putting the big rocks in the container before you put in the sand? Time to plan the the big stuff now and fill in the rest instead of letting the holidays get the better of you. This year you can get it right. Here… Continue reading 12 Steps to More Peaceful Holidays

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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… Continue reading Episode 134 – Anne Marie Porter: Gaming & Health Research

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Episode 8 – Gamification: Endorphin Dude

Hello Everyone! In the eighth episode of Game on Girl, we take on a broader topic in game culture: Gamification. Hear Endorphin Dude, Tony Nguyen, talk about reaching Titanium Marathon status and how gaming helped him get there. Here are the links we reference throughout the show: PopCap / Twitter - Makers of Bejewled Blitz, Plants vs Zombies, and… Continue reading Episode 8 – Gamification: Endorphin Dude