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What do we do with abusers like R. Kelly if we abolish prisons?

Black Youth Project - January 08, 2019 25119

Editor’s Note: This essay contains discussions of childhood sexual violence I didn’t order that extra whiskey ginger last week. I went home when my body told me to, even though it was still early and my friends were still partying. I rested when I got sick, or as much as I possibly could without missing […]


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#Data4BlackLives conference highlights how technology and race interact

Black Youth Project - January 14, 2019 5407

Data 4 Black Lives, a group comprised of activists, organizers, and mathematicians who are committed to using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people, had their third conference this weekend. Titled Data 4 Black Lives II, the conference was held on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts and […]


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Julián Castro, ex-housing secretary under President Obama, declares intent to run for presidency

Black Youth Project - January 14, 2019 5128

According to the Huffington Post, Julián Castro became one of the first candidates to fully step into the ring for the presidential cycle of 2020 when he announced his intention to run on Saturday in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, where he had previously been mayor. Among many progressive positions Castro gave in his […]


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gaining insight at work

Harold Jarche - January 16, 2019 5041

With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. With low levels of complexity, knowledge can be codified into documentation and distributed throughout the organization. Best practices can be determined and then people can be trained to perform these methods at work. Basic aircraft flight... Read more »

A closer look at the deck-building hack-and-slash success, Book of Demons

Gamasutra - January 18, 2019 4997

Book of Demons is an unlikely marriage of hack-and-slash and deck-building mechanics. Polish studio Thing Trunk was able to not just make it work, but make it an indie Steam success. ...


Video: Brain training for game developers

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4974

In this GDC 2012 talk, game developer Scott Crabtree presents a series of brain games that can help game developers keep their minds sharp for making their own wonderful games. ...


Ubisoft issues apology for controversial Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4973

Assassin's Creed Odyssey creative director Jonathan Dumont has issued an apology following a controversial DLC release.  ...


27 Easy Formative Assessment Strategies for Gathering Evidence of Student Learning

Northwest Evaluation Association - January 17, 2019 4973

A few years ago, I came across Terry Heick’s blog – 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds – at TeachThought and really enjoyed the formative... Continue Reading


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Byju's acquires AR educational startup Osmo for $120M

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4971

Online tutoring company Byju's announced yesterday that it has acquired Osmo, developer of educational games for children, for $120 million. ...


Get a job: Crystal Dynamics is hiring a Camera Designer

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4969

Crystal Dynamics is looking for a dev to design, implement, and fine-tune game design cameras to create rich narrative in levels and cinematics. ...


Bethesda bans Fallout 76 players who accessed secret developer room

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4969

Bethesda has confirmed that it is issuing temporary bans to players who have accessed a secret "developer room" full of unreleased items for Fallout 76.  ...


Analyst: PUBG out-earned every other premium PC and console game in 2018

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4969

SuperData's end-of-year report lists PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as 2018's top premium earner on console and PC, beating out Fifa 18, Grand Theft Auto V, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. ...


Wellbeing, digital or analog: A paper, a podcast

Net Family News - January 17, 2019 4967

Confused about all that you’re hearing about the impacts of digital media and tech on young people? A just-published paper should clear that confusion up, reports Scientific American. Drawing from data on more than 350,000 teens, the paper, “show[s] persuasively that…technology use has a nearly negligible effect on adolescent psychological well-being.” Its authors, Oxford University […]


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Don't Miss: How working on gross, violent games can affect developers

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4966

We often hear about how playing violent or otherwise disquieting games affects people, but how does the process of working on these projects affect developers? Gamasutra chats with a few to find out. ...


Attend GDC 2019 for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Florence!

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4965

Mountains creative director Ken Wong returns to GDC this year to show you how the studio's critically-acclaimed debut mobile game was made. ...


After a long back and forth, Improbable confirms future Unity support for SpatialOS

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4964

It's the conclusion of a week-long public back and forth between the two companies, one that both began and ended with changes to Unity's Terms of Service. ...


Blog: Overcoming genre in Ni No Kuni 2

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4963

Ni No Kuni 2 is basically a collection of mechanically diverse mini-games, so what keeps the overall experience from feeling cobbled together? ...


Road to the IGF: Ian Lilley's Mirror Drop

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4963

Mirror Drop takes players to a puzzling world of endless mirrors and reflections, creating a dizzying realm of repeating visions and colors into infinity. ...


GDC 2019 debuts new mentoring program to help grow your game dev career

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4963

Launching at GDC 2019 is a brand-new mentoring program to help encourage game development professionals to continue and grow in their personal careers! ...


House Democrats cite freedom of speech in refusal to censure Steve King for racist comments

Black Youth Project - January 17, 2019 4962

After Iowa Rep. Steve King’s most recent racist comments, House Democrats stopped efforts to censure the lawmaker, claiming it may set a precedent for limiting freedom of speech. Censure has only been used six times in the last century, and is one of the most serious punishments a House member can receive.In an interview with the New York […]


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Sudan arrests 28 journalists in crack down on anti-government protests

Black Youth Project - January 17, 2019 4962

As anti-government protests grow in demand of economic and political freedom in Sudan, the country’s president, Omar Al-Bashir’s continues to arrest journalists and demonstrators, with the The National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) detaining 28 journalists for several hours on Monday ahead of a sit-in. According to the Sudan Tribune, an official source claimed that all […]


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Trailblazing Sega dev Rieko Kodama to be honored with Pioneer Award at GDC 2019!

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4960

A trailblazing game artist, director and producer, Kodama carved out a career in an industry historically inhospitable to women, eventually leading development of some of the most well-regarded JRPGs! ...


Sony's Shawn Layden to give DICE 2019 opening keynote

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4960

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' (AIAS) has announced five additional speakers confirmed to attend the 2019 DICE Summit to discuss this year's theme of trailblazers.  ...


I’m tired of watching white men get away with sexual violence against Black men

Black Youth Project - January 17, 2019 4960

by Jamila Mitchell This essay contains discussion of r/pe and sexual violence against minors. We need to talk about gay white men and how they get away with the rape and sexual violation of Black folks without society holding them accountable.   Kevin Spacey, the actor recently charged with the sexual assault of a then-under […]


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Playtika continues push into casual market with Supertreat acquisition

Gamasutra - January 17, 2019 4959

The purchase will see Playtika gain the rights to the Solitaire Grand Harvest, which the company's chief marketing officer Nir Korczak claims is "one of the highest grossing solitaire games." ...


Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 raises $2.39M for Prevent Cancer Foundation

Gamasutra - January 14, 2019 4958

More than 2,200 people attended AGDQ 2019 in Rockville, Maryland, while the event's Twitch stream peaked with around 221,000 concurrent viewers.  ...