My friend, colleague, and fellow Punk Archaeologist Prof. Bill Caraher introduced me to what he calls the “archaeology of late capitalism”, and he wrote yesterday (Nov. 3, 2014 for those […]
Archaeogaming: Reception and Application of Archaeology In Video Games Here’s my revised PhD proposal as submitted to the University of York’s Department of Archaeology on 3 October 2014. Thanks to Lorna Richardson, Colleen Morgan, Alison Atkin, Donna Yates, and Katy Meyers for their help during the revision process. Introduction This proposal has been developed via my deep interest in exploring the intersection […]
Call me crazy, but I am applying to do an archaeology PhD at the University of York. Working on this Archaeogaming blog, and continuing to explore the intersection of archaeology […]
Watch this space! I am still in Alamogordo to continue our archaeological work with the team today, April 27th, but will blog about the real-world excavation of video games when I am home. It’s like Tron, but in reverse. Or LARPing Dig Dug. For science.
Below is a post that I was told to take down by Zenimax Online during the beta testing of Elder Scrolls Online earlier this year. I am reposting it now, but unfortunately the original images are no longer available. Hopefully the text is enough for now. I am looking forward to joining the full game soon for months of archaeogaming. […]
Historical Infiltration of Video Game Journalism Here’s a recent post from the Play the Past blog from March 27, 2014, by David R. Hussey, on history and video game journalism. Enjoy!
Archaeogaming is as much about exploring and conducting archaeology within gaming environments (virtual space) as it is about understanding the history of video games in the real world (meat space). The perfect, literal embodiment of archaeogaming was discussed for an hour in Austin as part of the 2014 South by Southwest festival. “Dumping the Alien: Unearthing the Atari Graveyard” featured […]
Look out honey, ’cause I’m using technology! Ain’t got time to make no apology . . . . I’m the world’s forgotten boy, the one who’s searchin’, searchin’ to destroy —Iggy Pop I admit it: when I’m in-game, I am a baaaad archaeologist. Indiana Jones bad (especially when I’m playing him as my Lego alter ego). I don’t take notes. […]
William Rathje would have been all over this. And maybe Fox Mulder. Picture this if you will: Somewhere in the southern desert of New Mexico, more than 150 miles south of Albuquerque, lies a secret dump-site filled with E.T. technology covered in meters of cement. Thirty years ago, a high-tech corporation had gone too far too fast and decided to […]
Inside the Dwemer ruins of Blackreach, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Image Bethesda Softworks LLC.