Inventing Narratives as Gaming Practice

Video games provide space for the imagination When I was a teenager, I played a ton of Rollercoaster Tycoon. I was a theme park manager in charge of a slew of parks. It was my responsibility to keep the books in the green lest the stakeholders got antsy. This required planning for the future, considering the park’s design, and managing the experiences of my guests. … Continue reading Inventing Narratives as Gaming Practice

Press Start: Reflecting on My Teaching and Looking Ahead

In 2017, I wrote my first post in the “Press Start” series. The series highlights ways gaming can be incorporated into college-level writing classes. Since that first post, I’ve grown a lot in general and as an educator. I’ve been teaching rhetoric/composition courses for nine years and much has changed, including how I use video games and other media in the classroom. When I started … Continue reading Press Start: Reflecting on My Teaching and Looking Ahead