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I'm a psychologist with a Ph.D. in Applied Experimental / Human Factors Psychology. I work at Riot Games as a user researcher. I like science, games, and things that are nice.

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catandkitty:

do you know why feminism has a horrible image?

i’ll let you in on a secret here, it’s because people hate women

(via machinery)

gameological:


"In the 2000 game, the biggest threats are oppression and harassment from authority figures. In the 2008 game, bullying and toxicity threaten to destroy the culture from within. The kids of World are placed in a direct competition that can only have one winner, forcing them to view each other as threats. They also have to contend with the Reapers, older teenage enforcers who target players for sport. In World’s vision of Shibuya, kids their own age are a threat, and the older kids are a source of fear and persecution instead of guidance and support.”

—For Our Consideration: Two ultra-hip Japanese games of the 2000s showcased youth culture’s uplifting power

gameological:

"In the 2000 game, the biggest threats are oppression and harassment from authority figures. In the 2008 game, bullying and toxicity threaten to destroy the culture from within. The kids of World are placed in a direct competition that can only have one winner, forcing them to view each other as threats. They also have to contend with the Reapers, older teenage enforcers who target players for sport. In World’s vision of Shibuya, kids their own age are a threat, and the older kids are a source of fear and persecution instead of guidance and support.”

For Our Consideration: Two ultra-hip Japanese games of the 2000s showcased youth culture’s uplifting power

(via fakegirlgamer)

scottlava:

You guys!  Today is PUBLICATION DAY for my new picture book called HUG MACHINE!!

That is right!  HUG MACHINE is out today in stores all over the place.  This is incredibly exciting for me because this will be the first picture book in which I have both written the words AND drawn the pictures.  An exciting milestone, my friends.

HUG MACHINE is the story of a child who is super down with hugging.  He is the self-proclaimed Hug Machine and he is very excited to tell everyone about it. He is very good at hugging and he is not shy to show the world.  He is ready for you to watch how amazing he is at hugging.

You can read more about this at PyramidCar.com

And if you want to print out activities for you kids that are all about the Hug Machine, you can go to HugMachineBook.com 

(via adventuresinblunderland)

bombsfall:

Sean Buckelew is one of the most interesting and distinctive animated filmmakers in the US right now. I am so inspired by this guy.

The recognizable polycom just instantly evoked hours upon hours of phone conferences.

(Source: sean-buckelew)

On being a critic or journalist or activist or whatever

agameofme:

Earlier tonight, someone tweeted at me, “Not to be rude, but you’re part of the problem. You’ve compromised your integrity as a journalist by being an activist.”

There are always a few things that come to mind when I hear this viewpoint expressed. First of all, my role at GameSpot was not that…

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I’m ready for this community to either change or burn down and become something new. The harassment marginalized voices in games get is so, so discouraging—the community I’m a part of is actively pushing out my friends for crimes such as: BEING WOMAN or NOT LIKING SLURS.