“That’s okay,” yes, but…

Reading “Future Historians Probably Won’t Understand Our Internet” put me through a whirlwind of emotions, which changed (almost) as quickly as the temperature on a spring day in Amherst. At first, I was sad and disappointed– we won’t be able to preserve our experiences for future generations? People who live a thousand years from now…

Temporal Identities?

Reading “You Had to Be There” gave me intense flashbacks to my thesis. My thesis was about the contemporary revival of Confucianism in China. Comparing the Confucian revival to other religious and nationalist revivals around the world — including the boom of spirituality in the West since the 1980s– I conclude that they all stem…

“On Not Becoming Gamers”

While reading Adrienne Shaw’s article, “On Not Becoming Gamers,” I found myself agreeing with her point that the construction of the “gamer” identity limits the range of narratives and diversity of texts available in the gaming industry. This is because the gamer identity is constructed in a very narrow manner– traditionally, “gamers” have been white,…