Tag: gaming

Technology in the Home

Technology in the Home

This is an extract from a mini-ethnography I did of an East London household of three young people, focusing on their use of technology. One of the recurring practices observed in the household was the retention of gadgets with overlapping functionality, sometimes to the point of redundancy.  Older, disused, and broken hardware is held in storage…

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The Demographics of Ingress

The Demographics of Ingress

This is based on a non-scientific sample of 1,572 players of Ingress, Google’s augmented reality game.  The survey was posted to Reddit, Google Plus, Twitter, and IRC.  From there it passed through informal networks, so hopefully respondents were dispersed enough to make the results meaningful.   The game is dominated by liberal Anglophone men.  The…

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Ingress Census Ends Tuesday Night

Ingress Census Ends Tuesday Night

Last night I posted a survey for Ingress players to Reddit (and then a number of other platforms).  It is a census of sorts, I was curious to know if the choice of team is informed by politics or age, but included lots of other questions that may be of interest to others.  As is the…

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