The Best Sentence of the Day

This blog is a cut-up of a dissertation in progress. Each day, I will post my favorite sentence that I have newly scribed. Everything out of context, but suggestive. I hope.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Best Sentence #93

Okay, let's not get crazy. BUT. I predict that with Best Sentence #98, scheduled for Friday June 30, the entire and complete dissertation draft will. be. ... okay, I'm not doing to say it yet, but I think you know where I'm going. Check back on Friday to see if it really happens!

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It is very much the idea that gaming is itself a superpower, one which is used only and always for good, that empowers the participants to play and perform in such radically ubiquitous ways, contexts and spaces.

4 Comments:

Blogger MachSirius said...

Are you making this statement or is this a portion on which you focus.
I find it hard ot believe anything has an altruistic nature, let alone gaming that is meant to simulate "real life".
I'm curious if you actually belive this statement.
Interesting.
Good luck. hope to see you done the foot work by friday.

6:47 AM  
Blogger kendahl said...

congra. tulat. ... okay, but still, good luck for friday!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Machsirius-- great question. I am commenting here on the superhero rhetoric of certain games-- they use the rhetoric to assure players that their transgressive behavior is benevolent, like a superhero's intervention.

Kendahl... thanks! :) ^_^

11:05 AM  
Blogger MachSirius said...

I.e. City of Heroes, or some such? I hated the idea oh "apprehending a criminal" after you blasted him with a 10,000 watt super nova.
I guess we're 8 or something.

4:01 PM  

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