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Issue 19.2 (Spring 2015) - Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

Issue 19.2 (Spring 2015) - Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

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Elegy for a Dead World turns players into poets Dejobaan has a reputation for crafting obnoxiously titled, outrageous games such as AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! and Drop that Beat like an Ugly Baby, but Elegy for a Dead World is different. Created with Girls Like Robots developer Ziba Scott, Elegy is a soft-spoken, experimental game that has players observe the ruins of lost civilizations and write down their histories to share with the Homeworld, the Steam Workshop. There, players can compare notes and rate each other's stories, poems and thoughts, Indie Games reports. Elegy is inspired by classic English Romantic poetry, and its three worlds pull from the works of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats.

Educational Discourse Recently I’ve been discussing with a number of educators different tools that teachers can use with students or on their own for learning, sharing, and collaboration. There are many websites that do a tremendous job of exploring different tools that teachers can access like TeachThought, freetech4teachers , edutopia, edudemics and many more. There are also many educators that have great resources for specific apps/tools like Evernote and EduClipper where you can get great information about how to use these tools in the classroom. With that being the case, I don’t usually write about tools too much. However, I have been using a specific tool for curating items from the web for a number of years now and thought it would be worth sharing. Pearltrees

The write stuff: Elegy for a Dead World preview Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal's upcoming experimental game Elegy for a Dead World wants you to write. Part video game, part creative writing exercise and part sociological experiment, Elegy casts players as a wandering scribe exploring the remnants of three lost civilisations. There's no combat, puzzles, or obstacles of any sort. The challenge then, is to interpret what happened and string together the most poetic prose you can for others to rate on Steam Workshop. Yes, Elegy for a Dead World expects you to work.

ButtonMasher: Storytelling beats action in new games - tech - 22 May 2014 ButtonMasher is our column about video games and gaming culture – from the offbeat fringes to the cutting-edge innovations behind the latest blockbusters Are you sitting comfortably? When it comes to storytelling, video games have never been a patch on novels or films, usually emphasising action at the expense of narrative. Elegy for a Dead World In Elegy for a Dead World, you travel to distant planets and create stories about the people who once lived there. Three portals have opened to uncharted worlds. Earth has sent a team of explorers to investigate them, but after an accident, you are the sole survivor. Your mission remains the same: survey these worlds and write the only accounts of them that outsiders will ever know.

Icarus Proudbottom's World of Typing Weekly - Season 1, Episode 1 First aired: 3 / 6 / 2014 Join Icarus Proudbottom & his spirit animal sidekick Jerry in the thrilling first episode of Icarus Proudbottom's World of Typing Weekly! It seems like a normal day in the Typescape, but after some unexpected guests arrives it becomes clear that everything may not be as it seems! Episode Length: Approximately 20 Minutes This game is the sequel to Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing. 【トピックス】井上、浦井ら出演のミュージカル 日本初演「二都物語」制作発表 - スターファイル - 朝日新聞社 ミュージカル「二都物語」が2013年7~8月に帝国劇場で上演される。ミュージカル界の豪華キャストが揃う日本初演の作品だ。出演の井上芳雄、浦井健治、すみれ、濱田めぐみ、橋本さとし、演出の鵜山仁が顔を揃えた制作発表の様子をお届けする。(フリーライター・岩村美佳) ミュージカル「二都物語」は、イギリスの文豪チャールズ・ディケンズの小説「二都物語」を原作として、2007年にアメリカでミュージカル化され、2008年にはブロードウェイに進出、2012年には韓国で上演され、日本初演を迎える。フランス革命期のイギリスとフランスを舞台に歴史の波に翻弄される、ふたりの男性とひとりの女性のラブロマンスを描いた物語。

A.W. Sandberg

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