Category: Social Issues

Ada Lovelace Day: Interview with Tracey John

I’ve been reading Tracey John’s work since her days at MTV Multiplayer. I recently met Tracey at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Tracey agreed to participate, despite her very busy post-GDC and pre-PAX East workload. So, a huge thank you to Tracey for setting aside some time for this interview! Tracey John is a writer and journalist based…

Ada Lovelace Day: Interview with Nicholle Young

I have been watching The Tester, the Sony PlayStation Network reality show, since the series first started. In the show, cast members compete for a position as a Sony PlayStation Quality Assurance Tester. Nicholle Young is one of the cast members of The Tester, and she graciously agreed to take time out of her busy day and participate in this…

Convention Sexual Harassment and #EAFail

  I haven’t spoken up about the failness that is #EAfail, partly because I’ve been doing detective work,¬†collecting many of the links you see in this post, keeping tabs on what’s going on in the Twitter stream, and just gathering my thoughts on it after several days of perspective. If you haven’t heard about it, this post gives a good…

GLAAD’s Project to Combat Homophobia in Virtual Communities

A few weeks ago, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced a new project to fight homophobia in virtual communities, including gaming communities. Three months ago, I was invited to participate in a conference call with GLAAD so they could gather views and opinions about homophobia in gaming from regular gamers to prepare for an outreach initiative to…