Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TPN Shout-Out to UWM for Lasers

A cool mini-sode from Friday July 17th about some research being conducted right here at UW-Milwaukee. LASERS!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Star Trek Geekery - I Want a Replicator AND a Transporter!

This is my first TPN Newscast!  - So it's a shorty - a "snack sized" version of the topics talked about on the full length Technophiles Podcasts.

And for the record - Picard wins and The Next Generation was the best.


Monday, July 27, 2015

#251 "Night Terrors" | Technophiles Podcast

In this episode from Friday July 10th we are talking about the cool and creepy in a nightmare smartphone game and Google's "Inceptionism."

Thursday, July 23, 2015

#250 "Virtual Reality Filmmaking" | Technophiles Podcast

My first episode as a cast member!

In this episode from Tuesday July 7th we are talking about virtual reality filming and oxygen absorbing crystals.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Summer of Writing and Taking Over the Internet

Let me introduce you to my new project - the Technophiles Podcast and Newscast on TPN! A couple of months ago now I was a guest on the TPN podcast. I had a lot of fun and got along great with the cast - so much so that a few weeks later, when the cast had an opening on their show, I was asked (and accepted - of course) to join the crew as a regular cast member.


What does this have to do with writing? Well ...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Authenticity, Normal, and Gamer Girls - Which One of These Words is a Unicorn?


It doesn't happen too often, considering my group of friends, but every once in a while something like this picture pops up on my Facebook feed. I generally ignore these posts because I know they don't pertain to me personally. I know this for reasons I won't list here because 1. I feel no need to justify myself and to do so would undermine what I will be discussing after the jump and 2. if you are reading this you probably know me, but if you don't you can find a link to my homepage to the right. 

Now maybe that all sounded a little cocky, probably because it is. I am very confident in my identity. For many years I have strolled through life without being directly questioned on this. Yes, I get the same initial "kid gloves" when some new guy meets me, and I once had a very awkward moment when a girlfriend-who-got-dragged-along tried to make an ice-breaking joke, but these types of behavior never last long. Besides, I don't expect strangers to know anything about me when I'm not actively cosplaying. That would be unfair.

Of course this was too good to be true. I am splashed all over the intertubes just enough that someday someone was going to say something ignorant about me. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Shared Experiences in Gaming - Getting to Know Others while Roleplaying

This post was triggered by an interesting post to my Pathfinder game group. Although this question was not asked within the conversation - I'm the only anthro nerd after all - my brain jumped to all the theoretical implications about what had triggered the conversation. The question is: How do shared experiences in role playing differ from shared experiences when playing oneself in regards to getting to know others and social bonding?
Screenshot of my game group, Ladies, Lairs, and Lager, by Erik Landru