Sociology

07.28.12
Alt-week 7.28.12: social mathematics, Pluto's moons and humans-on-a-chip
07.28.12

Alt-week 7.28.12: social mathematics, Pluto's moons and humans-on-a-chip

Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven day...

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09.20.11
The Game Archaeologist spins A Tale in the Desert: A talk with Teppy
09.20.11

The Game Archaeologist spins A Tale in the Desert: A talk with Teppy

I have to say, I have nothing but admiration for lone wolf-style developers who decide to pish-po...

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09.13.11
The Game Archaeologist spins A Tale in the Desert: The highlights
09.13.11

The Game Archaeologist spins A Tale in the Desert: The highlights

Readers of the ever-so-humble Game Archaeologist will recall that earlier this year I had the opp...

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04.09.11
World Bank report finds selling virtual goods in games more profitable than 'real' economy
04.09.11

World Bank report finds selling virtual goods in games more profitable than 'real' economy

A report commissioned by the World Bank's infoDev unit has cast fresh light on one of the more fasc...

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08.24.10
15 Minutes of Fame: Anthropologist Bonnie Nardi on WoW culture and art
08.24.10

15 Minutes of Fame: Anthropologist Bonnie Nardi on WoW culture and art

From Hollywood celebrities to the guy next door, millions of people have made World of Warcraft a p...

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03.25.10
Sociologists using Warcraft to predict the future of human civilization; sell books
03.25.10

Sociologists using Warcraft to predict the future of human civilization; sell books

When I was younger, I was in a perpetual war with my parents over video gaming. I suppose I still a...

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04.01.09
"My Life as a Night Elf Priest"
04.01.09

"My Life as a Night Elf Priest"

A University of California Irvine anthropologist named Bonnie Nardi has been studying one of the str...

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01.29.09
Faith and World of Warcraft at Colorado University
01.29.09

Faith and World of Warcraft at Colorado University

Buckle your seatbelts on this one -- if you aren't concerned with the bigger picture behind a virtua...

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