Film Anthropological Review – Dave

The following is an edited anthropological research review of the 1993 film, Dave. Initially written as an assignment for a course at KSU, it has since been revised. Scholars interested in anthropology and human psychology are chief among the target audience. This review […]

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Film Anthropological Review – Roxanne

The following is an edited anthropological research review of the 1987 film, Roxanne. Initially this had been written as an assignment for a course at KSU, but has since been revised. The intended audience includes scholars interested in anthropology and human psychology. […]

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A Professional Point of View: Interviewing Author Tony Grooms

Meet the Author The world is full of creative minds guided by various unique experiences and forms of inspiration. Anthony Grooms is one such individual whose powerful writing made waves within the literary community. Professor Grooms was born and raised in rural […]

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Sample Research Proposal: Video Games in Education and Psychology

Context Statement The following is a mock sample of a research proposal that utilizes sources and experiences to prompt hypothetical questions, and suggests a possible course to take in researching the potential impact of Video Games in education and psychology. This sample […]

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Career Building Events: Stage 1

Feature Image Source – https://pixabay.com/photos/head-success-ladder-of-success-2713346/ Below are a series of events I chose to take part in as a career building exercise. I believe these experiences will help me on my path towards becoming a professional creative writer and video game journalist. […]

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Gamer’s Frontier – Exploring Valheim

Gaming has always been among my bread and butter, and today is no different. In this post, we’ll be taking a close look at a new early access survival/adventure title called “Valheim.” Now, for the gamers out there, I get it, “Ew, […]

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MDA, The Game Developer’s Perspective

Sources: McNeill, E. (2014, August 18). Narrative and the MDA Framework. Gamasutra.com. https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/EMcNeill/20140818/223585/Narrative_and_the_MDA_Framework.php Claudio Silveira Duarte, L. (2015, February 3). Revisiting the MDA Framework [Review of Revisiting the MDA Framework]. Gamasutra.com. https://gamasutra.com/blogs/LuizClaudioSilveiraDuarte/20150203/233487/Revisiting_the_MDA_framework.php ‌‌Tocci, J. (n.d.). Five Ways Games Appeal to Players [Review of Five Ways Games Appeal to Players]. […]

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The Small Town Serenbe Experience

An Experiential Review by Jonathan Carpenter An Introduction to a Rural Experience When you need a day to wake up and smell the fresh air, recharge your batteries, or maybe reinvigorate your creative side, one of the best places to go in […]

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Exploring Writing as Content, Breaking down the Dilemma

When Writing Becomes Content by Lisa Dush – A Review by Jonathan Carpenter When I was little, I always thought of writing in simpler terms, as a form of communication, a means of self-expression, a way to tell a story.  I always […]

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