September, 2017

  • September 15, 2017
    by Christina

    This year I am thrilled to be in attendance at Mechademia at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The theme this year is Science Fictions. The CFP explains this notion in the following terms: Science fiction gives us free rein to imagine a different world, giving us insight into what in our own world has become naturalized and allowing us the space to […]

  • September 11, 2017
    by Christina

    For curious eyes, I just published a brief essay titled “Should You Pull?: Gachapon, Risk, and Reward in Mobile Gaming” with First Person Scholar. I’m trying to historicize plastic capsule toy vending machines in Japan, or gachapon, while also thinking forward to their application in mobile games as a monetary model. The essay brings together cultural history with some examples of application where the […]

Christina M. Spiker | 2017 September
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