May 25, 2009
Back to the simulations questions. I stumbled on a bunch of simulation video games where you can
be a "third world" farmer
be a sweatshop worker
be a displaced Darfurian
be an African health service worker
be a refugee
As the Darfur game folks put it, "it offers a faint glimpse of what life is like". Is this useful? Or dangerous, to think that you know? Or will it be obvious that through a video game you only barely know? Can these games weave connections between here and there, us and them?