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March 5, 2018

Will our kids become more educated if they play certain games? If we prevent them from playing other games will it affect who they turn out to be? Is playing certain games a part of being ‘cultured’, like reading Moby Dick, citing Shakespeare, or listening to Bob Dylan...

March 1, 2018

We often refer to people who are not doing what they’re supposed to be doing as goofing off or playing around. Labeling games as unproductive is  a relatively new approach, but it is the norm, and even though the technology giants try to portray games as a way of boost...

March 1, 2018

The release of the film Ready Player One is good opportunity to think about why we are nostalgic about games. If you haven’t read the book, but you love games and pop culture, you should catch that movie. It’ll be awesome. Or, in the words of the dystopian world descri...

February 22, 2018

I recently saw an interview with a successful cryptocurrency entrepreneur. The tech-savvy guy, in his early forties, moved into this risky field a long time before most people have heard of it. When asked about his plans for his time after crypto-mania, he said that si...

February 22, 2018

Very few people outside of Germany have heard the name of August Hermann Francke. As a 17th century German theology professor and priest, he should have remained in oblivion forever. Yet Francke’s mark on the history and even the psychology of humans is so profound, th...