(Rescheduled from Friday.)
Create an essay, video, podcast, or some other intellectual artifact that, by demonstrating what you have learned from Koster, records, analyzes, and synthesizes your observations about gamer culture. (Examples: the “Kids React to…” series on YouTube; my “What is Fun?” audio lecture; or, another New Games Journalism essay.)
You are welcome to write your response, but I’ve envisioned this assignment as a way of giving you a break from writing (if you feel you need one). However, simply recording a game session would be low on the Bloom’s Taxonomy scale.
Cross-cutting between different kinds of gamers can show contrast, and asking the gamers to watch and commet upon their clips can be an opportunity for synthesis.
Be creative, but seek substance, too. Minimum: 3 minutes, or 500 words.
- Upload to Turnitin.com the full text of your submission (or, if you are doing a multimedia submission, upload instead a bulleted list describing each component of your submission (so I make sure I don’t miss anything), and the URLs of any online components.)
- Blog about your experience; make sure there is a link from this page to a blog entry where your classmates will be able to follow links to read / hear / view / experience your whole presentation.