The following is an excellent presentation by Daniel Floyd regarding the place of sex and sexuality in video games as a media genre.
The presentation covers a brief history of sex in gaming which has been primarily exploitative and superficial. Floyd then argues, if video games are to be seen as an emerging artistic medium, the treatment of sex in video games needs to be more sophisticated and mature.
I just came across THEBLOG WEEMADE which is focused on”sharing the artwork and creativity of kids”.
Reasons I like the project:
– Simple interface, and quite easy to submit artwork.
– Moderated submissions (I know because I tried to submit).
– Keeps with my philosophy that student work and creativity should be shared and celebrated with/by others, and not held hostage in classrooms and on bulletin boards.
– A visual archive.
– The no-brainer, RSS.
What it is missing:
– I can’t seem to find any information on the project. Can anyone find an “about” page?
– Lack of visible, appropriate copyleft licenses (e.g., CC).
Neat project, and it wouldn’t take much to create your own version of this for the classroom.