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Date: 5/22/2006

GAM3R 7H30RY launch

ibiblian alum Jesse Wilbur writes to let us know that the GAM3R 7H30RY site is open for use and for comment.

The Institute for the Future of the Book is pleased to announce a major networked book experiment with McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard 2004). Wark has shared a draft of his next book, GAM3R 7H30RY (Gamer Theory), in an open web-based environment designed to gather feedback and spark discussion. GAM3R 7H30RY 1.1 envisions a new kind of book that evolves over time and brings authors and readers into conversation.

In GAM3R 7H30RY, Wark turns his attention to video games, the emergent cultural form of our times. He is interested in two main questions:

1. can we explore games as allegories for the world we live in?
2. can there be a critical theory of games?

Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Ames, Iowa

We take off on Wednesday for the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals to be held in Ames, Iowa this week. We’ll be cheering on Tucker’s middle school team and staying in dorms on the Iowa State campus. If you have any advice about Ames or Iowa State or Odyssey, please send it on.

The team’s long term problem will be presented on Friday and their spontaneous problem on Saturday:
27 NC R D EUZELLE SMITH MID SCH #32289 1 II Fri 1:24PM Sat 10:34AM

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