Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Gender Equality in Video Games and Beyond

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by:

The amount of female gamers has risen dramatically over the years. Since 2010 alone the amount of female gamers has risen from 40% to around 50% of people who play video games today. Although I moved a lot when I was younger (military family) I recall when I was younger, hardly ever encountering a female […]

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Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by:

Learning to die in the Anthropocene is a book that is relevant to everyone who is alive right now, as well as other books like it. Right from the get go I was taken in by the urgency, concern, and compelling writing by Roy Scranton. By the time I had finished the introduction I already […]

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The song of ice and fire series has had a lot of time to seep into the public consciousness. Having been first released in 1996, Game of Thrones has been around for 20 years. The television series has broken a number of records, including being the most pirated show on television. The show also broke the record […]

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Game of Thrones and Philosophy

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by:

The book Game of Thrones and Philosophy covers the story of George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (mainly the first couple of books.)  The material presented in this book covers the philosophical predisposition of each character and their actions. The book asks the questions “what would Thomas Hobbes do in westeros?” or […]

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Superbetter

Posted on June 9th, 2016 by:

Jane Mcgonigal is quite an extraordinary author. She starting her writing career with her book Reality is Broken (my review of that book here: http://www.robodudereview.com/book-reviews/reality-is-broken-jane-mcgonigal/) which is a book about how video games can help one improve their life. Mcgonigal’s second book Super Better is a direct follow up to that notion, Mcgonigal uses her experience […]

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by:

The book Big Magic was written by author Elizabeth Gilbert. Most known for having written the book Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert followed that book’s major success up with having public conversations on places like TED to discuss the role of inspiration in creativity, and how having major success can be quite a burden on […]

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Presence: Amy Cuddy

Posted on June 1st, 2016 by:

I first stumbled upon Amy Cuddy by watching her Ted Talk on body language and how it affects how we perceive ourselves, how we act and think as well. I thought her speech was captivating. She went into how sitting and standing in certain ways affect how we come off to others, and how by […]

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Past Random Posts

Superbetter

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June 9th, 2016

Presence: Amy Cuddy

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June 1st, 2016