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01 Aug 2017

Can You Command a Fleet of Starships?

Imagine a fleet of starships comprised of science fiction’s most famous vessels. The massive Galactica floating alongside the Millenium Falcon while Han bobs around a nearby Starfleet Medical Cruiser. This is the idea behind Dreadnought.  Each player’s Starship fills the archetypal role of a team member that would otherwise be a uniquely specialized character. If  you’ve ever dreamt of commanding a whole fleet of giant Starships ,  now’s  your chance. Six Foot, Yager and Grey Box have launched the PS4 open […]

01 Jul 2017

Why Do We Need Science Fiction?

We know that the diameter of the Earth is about 12500 km. But that doesn’t mean that you can contemplate such a big ball of rock with all its topology and life forms in one go. Humans have a hard time contemplating large numbers and objects. And when it comes to the really big things like the size of our Sun, our Galaxy and the Universe, we simply lose a sense of scale. Sure, we can put a number to […]

24 May 2017

Comicon 2017

Comic-Con International: San Diego, the complete comic convention experience,  returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2017, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 19, and running Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23. 2017 marks the 48th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.

11 May 2017

The Future of Work is Gaming

Look at economic data closely and the trends aren’t pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and wealth. Automation is obviating more and more jobs. In the years to come, we’ll need new forms of employment. Let’s crystal-ball this: Will there be a new way for the working class of the future to earn a paycheck? Sure. Playing videogames. That’s the bold prediction of Edward Castronova, an academic at Indiana University who studies […]

03 May 2017

Can Augmented Reality Enhance the Classroom?

Image: eSchool News Students are asked to read about things and solve problems that have no connection to their immediate world, such as a math/economics problem about securing a mortgage, but are expected to embrace such things because “it will be their reality in the future.” Unfortunately, learning things because they will be important in the future is a poor motivator and weak sales pitch, as nearly every twenty-something who has to listen to retirement investment options will tell you, […]