Hello my name is Kat, and I'm NPR addict...
Okay, so this is my second NPR-related post to this blog. But I just hear these things on NPR, and I can't help but share.
The other day on "These Days" (a locally produced show), the topic was video games. The host talked to Sheldon Brown, a Professor of Visual Arts and director of the Experimental Game Lab at the Center for Research on Computing and the Arts at UCSD; Derek Burrill, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at UC Riverside; and Pete Metzger, Video Game Critic for the Los Angeles Times.
The show starts out with your basic holiday guide to video games, including a description of Grand Theft Auto and Halo 2. Soon after, though, the discussion turns slightly more academic and gets into virtual reality, military applications for games, and video game evaluation.
To check it out, go to the These Days website. Scroll down to Wednesday, December 8, 2004 and then click on "Hour One." The video game discussion starts about 15 minutes into the program.