Everything is Miscellaneous

This chapter made me think of various websites that give the option to its users to create an identity. Some websites, like Wikipedia, indicate an important change in authority: the absence of authority creates an authority of itself. People trust the content of websites when they actively choose to pursue knowledge, giving the website a…

RA2 – Game for Change: Joyful Executions

Joyful Executions overarching goal is to appeal to a potentially hostile audience. The developer avoids offending this hostile audience by playing to totalitarian propaganda like that used to persuade North Korean Commissars into killing unarmed traitors. 8-Bit Underpants uses a great heap of satire—among many other strategies, i.e., embracing propaganda by parodying totalitarian manipulation strategies,…

Fair Use Copyright for Joyful Executions

Purpose To analyze the video game made by 8-Bit Underwear for nonprofit. This is a research study for RHET351 at Rockford University. Nature This game will be critiqued based on the various uses of rhetoric the developer felt was necessary to convey a political acceptance toward totalitarian rule. Amount The amount of information used from this…

Gee/Shirky Correlation Piece

A video game-like learning experience is Gee’s main claim toward a better learning system. He explains the lingo that best fits the skills learned from video games as a kind of learning device best matched with the awareness of valuable skills and assets learned if only we pay attention to the correlation of learning from…