Tag: politics

Miss Representation: Thoughts

A couple weeks ago I saw this new documentary film, Miss Representation. The Special Events team at GeekGirlCon invited me to the showing in Seattle and the post-film panel discussion. Miss Representation discusses the representation, misrepresentation, and lack of representation of women in media, popular media, and politics. The Good Stuff It’s a great, accessible primer on issues of sex,…





Culture Clash: You Don’t Know, Jack

In this month’s Culture Clash, Matthew Sakey writes a thank you letter to Jack Thompson: If you weren’t the spearhead of the anti-video game movement, someone else would have to be. And that someone else might be charismatic, rational, well-spoken and deft with the press. Instead we got you, and you’ve done more for us than all the PR firms…





The Economist Features Video Games

This week’s Economist (August 6th – 12th) features video games in their Special Report. “Chasing the Dream” is a great article that summarises current political climate in the industry and discusses the debate over its social impacts. It highlights three key “overlooked factors”: That attitudes to gaming are marked by a generational divide; that there is no convincing evidence that…