How We Really Learn History

How much do you remember from your 7th grade textbook? We might remember some of the interesting pictures of knights and peasants, but we scratch our heads to remember how the feudal system operated. We remember writing or reading some names like Alfred or Egbert or Philip, but, uh, what did they do, again...? It's … Continue reading How We Really Learn History

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An AI Therapist We Need: Woebot

This blog might be dedicated to discovering how movies and games can be used as tools for strengthening emotional intelligence and mental well-being, but I would like to open up this focus to include truly helpful apps. Featured today is the app (and charming AI personality) named Woebot. Woebot is an adorable chatbot that has … Continue reading An AI Therapist We Need: Woebot

Movies We Need: Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

A favorite for the Oscars, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, is a movie made to test its audience. The story is about a mother trying to revive the investigation into her daughter's murder by using three local billboards to display a shocking statement directed at the local police. The film is about how this … Continue reading Movies We Need: Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Dinner Date

Happy Valentine's Day! Although I have plans of writing about games/movies that depict realistic relationships or impart helpful wisdom about the hard, confusing work needed to maintain romantic relationships - I want to write, on one of the most divisive holidays, about a piece of media that explores the quiet, shame-ridden underbelly of romantic bitterness. … Continue reading Dinner Date

Where Games Meet Meditation: Soften, Soothe, Allow

Soften Soothe Allow is a 12-minute "interactive guided meditation" developed by AdrianGenerator and JairMcBain. After clicking play, you are transported to a small, endless landscape of procedurally generated flora. The movement of the "camera" is soothingly slow and the small fungal forest you're passing through is a collection of calming blueish hues. Your responsibility as … Continue reading Where Games Meet Meditation: Soften, Soothe, Allow