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Class. Problematic artists. Ableism. Geek communities. Gender roles. Privacy and piracy. Realism. MOGAI. IT. Violence. Politics and the fantastic. Argentine-FIT. Un jeu vidéo trotskyste qui fait fureur. A quelques jours des élections primaires qui devraient décider, au sein de chaque liste, des différents candidat-e-s qui auront à concourir lors des élections générales et politiques d’octobre prochain, la liste 1a du Front de Gauche et des Travailleurs (FIT), conduite par Nicolás Del Caño et Myriam Bregman, du PTS, vient de lancer un nouveau jeu vidéo : « le peuple contre les candidats vautour ».

Argentine-FIT. Un jeu vidéo trotskyste qui fait fureur

PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings Are Not Apolitical. Image taken from tumblr.

PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings Are Not Apolitical

Recently, SFF author Tansy Rayner Roberts wrote an excellent post debunking the idea that women did nothing interesting or useful throughout history, and that trying to write fictional stories based on this premise of feminine insignificance is therefore both inaccurate and offensive. To quote: “History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.But the forgetting part is vitally important.

Welcome to the New Wave of Politically-Conscious Horror. Earlier this year, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, opened to critical accolades and quickly became a box office hit, and now it seems that Peele will be making another foray into the horror genre—one that has literary roots, this time.

Welcome to the New Wave of Politically-Conscious Horror

Specifically, he’s producing an adaptation for HBO of Matt Ruff’s novel Lovecraft Country, set in post-World War II America, and featuring an ensemble cast of characters who contend with fearsome supernatural entities and the even-more ominous presence of murderous racists across the nation. Ruff’s novel includes everything from secret mystical societies to interdimensional travel to body horror, giving Peele and his collaborators plenty to work with. Among the many lessons that can be taken from the abundant success of both Get Out and Lovecraft Country is a reminder that horror can be used to elucidate powerful sociopolitical concepts, and explore ideas in a way where a more realistic narrative might fall short. Hari Kunzru, White Tears. A Question of People Born As Walking Bombs. Dragon Age: Inquisition delves ever deeper into what it means for mages to exist.

A Question of People Born As Walking Bombs

By Toby McCaskerDragon Age lore is interesting in that, while it isn’t wholly unique – there are still the tired trappings of Tolkien in its elves and dwarves, for example – it makes those things its own. Les héros de notre enfance. Rencontre sur les nouveaux usages du numérique par Vanessa Lalo. Feminist Science Fiction Is the Best Thing Ever. Hello, ladies.

Feminist Science Fiction Is the Best Thing Ever

Are you into science fiction? Consider The Female Man, a 1970 science fiction novel by the late Joanna Russ, which takes place in four worlds inhabited by four different women who share the same genotype and whose names all start with the letter J. » Oh, Slippery Slipstream: Who Is the Weirdest Genre of Them All? Recently, a Wall Street Journal article titled “Slipstream Fiction Goes Mainstream” trumpeted, once again, the triumph of genre-bending writing’s apparent coup at overthrowing the supposed realism gods of the literary mainstream.

» Oh, Slippery Slipstream: Who Is the Weirdest Genre of Them All?

The proof seems to be Kelly Link’s (excellent!) New collection of stories Get Into Trouble getting a higher print run than her old books. Sci-fi & Fantasy: Out With the Old, In With the New. It’s 2014.

Sci-fi & Fantasy: Out With the Old, In With the New

The Inclusive Fantasy World of Pathfinder. Pathfinder #5 arrived in stores Wednesday.

The Inclusive Fantasy World of Pathfinder

Freedom, Culpability and Failure in Dragon Age II, or: My Boyfriend The Terrorist. “Freedom was no boon.” – Varania, Dragon Age II “I cannot imagine how we forgive ourselves for all the things we didn’t say until it was too late.

Freedom, Culpability and Failure in Dragon Age II, or: My Boyfriend The Terrorist

Weird Fiction: A Primer. Best Feminist Films: An Essential List. On MLK Day, 8 Social Justice Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels — The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog. The Politics of Science Fiction: Kim Stanley Robinson and the Rise of Solarpunk – Exploring the Idea of: Science "Not-so-Fiction" A while back, I submitted an academic paper on the politics of science fiction and how Kim Stanley Robinson was using his knowledge of hard science to create science fiction stories that realize more utopian (or solarpunk) themed outcomes.

The Politics of Science Fiction: Kim Stanley Robinson and the Rise of Solarpunk – Exploring the Idea of: Science "Not-so-Fiction"

I was able to pull a lot of wonderful insight from other writers across the genre and I thought, with a little tweaking here and there, it would make a pretty decent blog. And, so, here you have it – refreshed and legitimately “re-cycled.” Today’s literary science fiction is eerily comparable to the current American political climate – drenched in a dystopian landscape full of dark futures and doomsday scenarios. While our culture is saturated with an apocalyptic fascination for ecological disasters, Kim Stanley Robinson is using his influence to help shape a major science fiction sub-genre. Solarpunk is considered one of the fastest growing sub-genres making headway in modern literature today. Minecraft is helping the United Nations improve the world. Video Games as Feminist Pedagogy. Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification – My Version. Solution de serious games thérapeutiques. Yes, My Four Year Old Plays Grand Theft Auto. There was a story recently stating that police and social services would be called on parents who let their children play Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, and other Mature rated games.

The recommendation also suggested that children should not have Facebook accounts. While I don’t agree with this recommendation I can understand where such a suggestion would stem from: protection children and curbing violence. As a gaming scholar, I am exposed to an array of research on children’s exposure to video games. While I get the reservations and hesitations, I do not incorporate the findings into my own parenting. L’industrie du jeu vidéo, timidement opposée à la politique anti-immigration de Trump. Malgré quelques initiatives individuelles, les industriels américains du jeu vidéo ont du mal à emboîter le pas à leurs homologues de la Silicon Valley, farouchement anti-Trump.

Soutien à leurs employés, donations à des organisations caritatives, rappel de l’importance des migrants dans l’histoire de l’industrie américaine : les géants de la Silicon Valley tels que Apple, Google ou Facebook n’ont pas tardé à faire entendre leurs voix, après la signature par Donald Trump d’un décret interdisant l’entrée sur le territoire américain de migrants venus de sept pays musulmans. Simple divertissement ? Commentaire Le 18 juin 2014 à 13:57 – Joueurs encore un effort : StephaneF. Jeux vidéo. This Year In Videogame Blogging: 2015.

We’ve made it to the end of 2015. Another year has set itself into the history books. We have gone through the archives of the past year in out endeavor to put forth a creative snapshot, our thesis, if you will, of what the year was all about. Tyranny and the Language of Power [Spoilers] #MondayMotivation: The Health Benefits of Being a Gamer. Since I was banned from playing video games while I was growing up, I often feel like I have to defend my interest in them. I know not everyone has negative ideas about gaming like my parents do, but my reflex is still to try and find reasons for my interest. With help from fellow FemHype writer Ashe, I looked into some of the research that supports why gaming is good for you. I no longer feel like I need to defend or validate my interest in games, but I thought it would be interesting to investigate and see if my positive gaming experiences are more universal. First off, I would like to start with the claim that playing video games makes people violent.

This belief is the primary reason why my parents did not want me gaming.