Creating a Virtual Reality Game: The Process

 Virtual reality—it’s the hottest thing in the tech world. But how can we use VR in academia? What can VR teach us about how we live in our own bodies? And how can we use VR to teach others about the experience of living in different kinds of bodies? Using Oculus Rift technology, 2014-15 5CollDH undergraduate fellow Coralie Pardo is building a game that teaches players about the ubiquitous nature of race and gender, and how they permeate even seemingly neutral interactions. In … Read More

In Beatdown City, Treachery Destroys You!

So, I have this thing. This thing being that I lie to myself about…well, things—like how much I really don’t want a scone, or how much I really want to go jogging, or how I’m going to bed right now. Case and point: the conversation I had with myself two nights ago. 9pm: I’m going to bed. 10pm: I’m going to bed 12am: Okay, I’m really going to go to bed. 3am: I’m really going to bed. 6am: I’ll just stay awake. My reason for unintentionally-intenionally lying to myself? Tumblr (fellow DH-comrade Marii posted on Tumblr API +Markup for all … Read More