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Writing an Article for DSQ

My professor got back from teaching a course in Portugal and now I’m writing like mad (pun intended)! We’re working on putting together an article for the ADA edition of Disability Studies Quarterly. 230 more words

A Pretext for Trouble

When I was a kid, I at one point subscribed to the ‘divine oracle’ school of thought on reading Scripture. That is, I treated Scripture as a means by which God would speak directly to me in my particular time and situation. 349 more words

Sermon For Another Soapbox

Why population dynamics (an ecological problem) is important for a physicist?

I do statistical physics … and work on stochastic phenomena … and population cycles and population dynamics in general … are stochastic phenomena!
Moreover: the variuos types of species coexistence are studied by spatial structured (lattice or networks) models. 25 more words

Keynote on game studies, Lappeenranta, 3 June 2014

I will be presenting a keynote in YTP2014 (Yhdistetyt tietojenkäsittelyn päivät / The Federated Computer Science Event of Finland) in Tuesday, 3 June 2014. My talk is titled “The Multidisciplinary Study of Games: An Academic Discipline, or A Research Field without an Identity?” and I will be discussing some of the findings from my earlier, sociology of knowledge style work, as well as touching upon some of the interesting themes discussed in the Critical Evaluation of Game Studies seminar in April. 9 more words

Game Studies

I'm a Boundary Spanner. Are You?

Last Saturday, a LinkedIn connection traveling in the Middle East sent me a delightful email. It started, “Just read some of your essays in your new handbook and it left me wanting to read more. 1,060 more words

A Theory of Education

Formal education today is rigid and artificial – separate disciplines, specializations. English is studied apart from art, history, and music. The latter are studied apart from math, science, and religion. 434 more words


Claire Jowitt and John McAleer introduce their new book series Maritime Humanities 1400‒1800: Cultures of the Sea

‘… whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world .’ (Sir Walter Ralegh)

So wrote Ralegh, probably from his quarters in the Tower of London during his admittedly luxurious incarceration there after spectacularly falling out of royal favour (he was condemned for treason in 1603, but reprieved from execution and lived, legally dead, in the Bloody Tower for many years).

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