To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise, I reflected briefly on how the game design foregrounds academia and the pursuit of knowledge
A reflection on how some aspects of contemporary play culture in table-top role-playing can be valuable practices for pedagogy
August is #RPGaDay month. Seeing that there are several different prompts for every day, and Twitter isn’t the best platform for the length in which I wanted to write, I decided to write my posts to my blog. And instead of writing 31 individual posts for each day, I decided to do them in weekly blasts, starting with this post for days 1 to 7.
A short reflection on Disney/Pixar’s 2020 film Onward, and its treatment of masculinity and the expression of grief.
My response to a recent article on Classic FM’s web site about a Twitter discussion on the possibility of Ludwig van Beethoven being Black, and the epistemic injustices that this discussion exposes.
Some reflections on Comrades, a table-top role-playing game about revolutions by W.M. Akers, and why I want to play the game in today’s political climate.
Some reflections on a recent BBC Radio 4 interview about the need to ‘have conversations about empire’, and what the terms of such ‘conversations’ mean.
Reflections on being diagnosed as neurodiverse as an adult, and why we need to emphasise the challenges faced by neurodiverse people in addition to celebrating their achievements.
A brief look at the Stop the Coup protests in Edinburgh and the lack of representation of migrant and other precarious voices