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BOY, God of War won big at the DICE Awards

Gamasutra - February 13, 2019 4726

At the DICE Summit in Las Vegas tonight, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences awarded game of the year to Sony Santa Monica†™s God of War. ...


How hip-hop helped reimagine Black presence in horror

Black Youth Project - February 13, 2019 4697

by Andrew Keahey I can remember the exact moment that hip-hop and the horror genre intersected for me. I was spending the night with a friend. We had played some games and listened to the local chart-topper radio station, then he suggested we watch The Fly (1986). I recall telling him that I wasn’t sure […]


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Video: Injecting originality into the music of Fallout

Gamasutra - February 12, 2019 4659

At GDC 2017 veteran composer Inon Zur takes the stage to explain how Bethesda's Fallout games gained their distinctive soundscapes, and how game makers can inject originality into their soundtracks. ...

Blog: Getting your big break as a game composer

Gamasutra - February 12, 2019 4635

Game composer Winifred Phillips discusses ways for new game composers to achieve their first professional gig. ...


Editorial Independence and Journal Ownership in the Age of Open Science

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 12, 2019 4626

The editorial board for the Journal of Informetrics declared checkmate when they resigned over Elsevier's open access and open citations policies. Raising both practical and moral questions of journal ownership, the editors of Learning Publishing ask: What can this power move tell us about editorial ownership in the age of open science?


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Road to the IGF: Berzerk Studio's Just Shapes & Beats

Gamasutra - February 11, 2019 4592

Just Shapes & Beats is a bullet hell in a music visualizer - and dizzying dance of light, color, and song as players struggle to survive while moving and dodging to the beat. ...

Writing Styles, Roald Dahl, and Writing Huts

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 08, 2019 4406

We all have our individual approaches to work. Here, author Roald Dahl offers a tour of his process and his backyard writing hut.


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Data Transparency and Civil Engineers

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 06, 2019 4296

Civil Engineers rely on data from a multitude of sources. Angela Cochran shares what ASCE has learned in the process of setting up Data Availability Statements as well as insights from a recent Ithaka S+R study on the subject.


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21 Savage faces deportation after being arrested by ICE, who allege that he is a British National

Black Youth Project - February 04, 2019 4203

According to Complex, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested Grammy nominated rapper 21 Savage on claims that the rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa bin Abraham-Joseph, is not an American, but a British national who has overstayed his visa. In their statement to the media, ICE also noted incorrectly that Abraham-Joseph is a […]


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How Ariana Grande uses “Black Cool” in her incremental appropriation game

Black Youth Project - February 04, 2019 4201

by Ayika Tshimanga Ariana Grande recently released a music video for her song, “7 Rings”, a repetitive pop-trap&B tune with all the necessary ingredients to bring out your innermost bad bitch. The bouncy trap beat, braggadocious lyrics, and an attempt to ooze the kind of confidence radiating from pop stars like Beyoncé on “Apeshit”, or Rihanna […]


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The Art of Jazz

Democracy. Learning. Voice. - February 03, 2019 4145

The Art of Jazz Posted on | by “When they study our civilization two thousand years from now, there will only be three things that Americans will be known for: the Constitution, baseball, and jazz.” — Gerald Early Imagine a country: imperfect, divided, diverse, contradictory, inchoate, in search of a more perfect union. Now give that country a sound, a feeling, and a form. Jazz is the soundtrack of American life. It is a prism through which we can see and make sense of our own history. Jazz peels back the layers of American identity.

When Does Enhancement Become Deceit? Advertising Food Tricks

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 01, 2019 4021

Think science has issues with image manipulation? Wait till you see these advertising tricks used to make food look appetizing.


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GDC speaker Q& A: Elitsa Alexandrova and the music of Assassin's Creed: Origins

Gamasutra - January 30, 2019 3941

If you were entranced by the music of Assassin's Creed: Origins' DLC you can learn from one of composers at GDC 2019! ...