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Narrative design/research for games & interactive stories. Former R&D: Telltale, 2K, Sonderlust. PhD Fellow: AI for storytelling. Streams/blogs @cerebralarcade.

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Oakland: #covid19 tests are available for free to all: if you’re going out in groups, get tested as soon as you can… https://t.co/XjY9wROkwv
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5/31
2020
A group of white people showed up in Oakland armed with hammers and started destroying shit as people of color loo… https://t.co/tWDPGJU3MT
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Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš—IF YOU ARE GONNA PROTEST IN OAKLAND/BAY AREA THIS EVENING... DO NOT TOUCH THE SMALL BUSINESSES... COVID ALREADY HUR… https://t.co/bRc2Smd20D
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5/30
2020
@logodaedalus @GalaxyKate I have also always called the "expanders" and "expansions".Excited this is making waves...dynamically-generated custom printed books is something with a lot of potential... https://t.co/Dvz0RhVYjJ
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5/28
2020
@maxkreminski AAAHHHH HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! @PowerLeca You're so right! I don't think I will ever top this display, but today was a good second :) https://t.co/wKUYkpK1cVI just serendipitously stumbled on an old email I sent to a student mentee and it broke me out of the mental block… https://t.co/rycbLygdkB @Zlanier21 Ok for real, I've been smiling this big goofy grin for like 90 seconds. Thank you for sharing this. Really brightened my day :) @Zlanier21 omg this is so cute πŸ₯°
5/27
2020
Opened this and started weeping. How horribly, awfully sad. My heart breaks for everyone who has lost someone. https://t.co/BpjZsNeUIY
5/24
2020
@kindofstrange Ok but I would play both of these... @SpyHI Exactly this!In one hour, please join @Tambalaya, @GalaxyKate, and the extended Scholars Play family in streaming Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš— @SpyHI yeah, it's an avenue I peek down every couple of years. And the tech is ALLLLLMOST there, but still not quit… https://t.co/FvLYfHAWqv @eastgate VO is extremely expensive, so it constrains both the production process and the types and amounts of narr… https://t.co/thFeQ2eXK0 @eastgate Voice Over, often used as a catch-all term for all the voice acting in a game.We'll need to VO this. https://t.co/6YYn6yvQYZAnyone else reading this book? Want to compare notes? https://t.co/GdHHJ4F4SC
Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš— @GhostRyderTyler Also note I do not equate dissent and snark. @mwra Totally. Good distinction! But still, I might need a little more time pouting in my room before I’m ready to come out. @GhostRyderTyler Snark is not what I personally want to contribute to discourse. It is not me at my best.After a week of not being online, I'm back for 5 seconds and feeling the pull to put snark into the world. I'm dele… https://t.co/2u2sKUvsiK
5/22
2020
If you come from poverty, many of your peers will have privileges that enable their career decisions that you won't… https://t.co/as0qUllk0i
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5/19
2020
@Kad1337 Yes! Do it!
5/17
2020
@rodolfor What an intriguing list of positions! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to.ICYMI I am starting something new, and I'm hiring https://t.co/5O7LqpVzAM DMs open https://t.co/6DekqGXUfM
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5/16
2020
@SpyHI @AdmStarfish He doesn’t even fight Nega Scott in the movie. They β€œshoot the shit” and Scott decides he’s β€œa… https://t.co/BmU4T2QIr8 @SpyHI @AdmStarfish So it’s not just that for me. It’s how he grows. It’s not really self-reflection. He grows thro… https://t.co/LXcSGf3yAS @SpyHI @AdmStarfish So I agree that representation is not the same as endorsement. Depicting sexism is not the same… https://t.co/j057iQPel1So Scott cheats on high schooler with MPDG and the actual movie I remember starts. Scott must now defeat MPDG’s exe… https://t.co/A3Wbqw4eJ6New girl has colored hair. Classic MPDG. She has 20 kinds of tea and other than being standoffish and changing her… https://t.co/lIj7fMmGf3Sees a different girl he likes. She’s so amazing. Literally everyone: β€œyou should break up with your fake high scho… https://t.co/CYHn3T4hV8First scene: β€œhey I’m 22 and dating a high schooler but she’s Asian so it’s fine because she’s a hot nerd girl. Eve… https://t.co/gcZbwMftbaWell I’ve made it to the opening credits and I’m ready to bail out on this. It’s so much worse than I remember.Rewatching Scott Pilgrim vs the world to see if it’s really as sexist as I remember it being. So many people seem to love it...Play all the replies to this to get a masterclass in game narrative design. https://t.co/dvGkxL2m7N
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5/15
2020
@farmfreshtoyou Thanks so much! @farmfreshtoyou, I’m really enjoying your service! I know you’re not taking recycled boxes rn but is there a way to… https://t.co/wzHXFdjAxN
5/14
2020
Ok, I may have to break my "I'm not a podcast person" rule for this... https://t.co/IQIcmSnzmY
5/13
2020
@hiive Oh my goodness, I'm glad she got through that, but sorry you both went through it! @hiive You're totally right! I'm normally really good about sunscreen, I've just been very spacey about random thin… https://t.co/AP0CBVrYLQWhat are your favorite narrative games (or interactive lit pieces) that can played and completed in less than 2 hours? @emshort this was all good and timely, and thank you <3 @emshort unending background feelings of worry and care for friends and also desperately not trying to burden them… https://t.co/zBjTUROz3j @emshort Yeah I know what you mean. It's a weird thing where I've had to optimize my daily routine for maximum happ… https://t.co/0VbIsZ1RWB @emshort Thank you so much. I've generally been pretty good at pacing myself, but I really needed this at this par… https://t.co/f9WtKwXv0F @fakeCSchroyer I have a comic for you! This one was floating around my feed yesterday so it’s on my mind. https://t.co/0jDTUe2iro @aaronareed Yes! And really need to finish Act 5 before this πŸ˜“
5/12
2020
paper of the week: @meldckn on "social simulation for social justice" – using social sim tools (like our lab's Ense… https://t.co/0veL0jVveV
Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš—TFW you don't realize how badly you got sunburned on your run yesterday until you see yourself on camera https://t.co/PnqaJeIEHu
5/11
2020
#elit friends, what have you read lately that you really enjoy and would recommend?ICYMI: I wrote a piece about my worries for the state of academia against a rising tide of authoritarianism. β€œThes… https://t.co/kwutw8tchr @frankcifaldi @CerebralArcade Other caveats: I tend to get busy and go on long hiatuses from blogging. But I'm curr… https://t.co/dhYTvteBmh @frankcifaldi I review games as I play them @CerebralArcade, and sometimes that means revisiting retro stuff. I bri… https://t.co/oZCsuhyVqdexcellent and depressing piece from @stcymsn There are days where it feels like the challenges we face are insurm… https://t.co/OyaCi1fSXo
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5/8
2020
@benprunty I read this, enthusiastically thought to myself "yes! this!" hit the like button and was scrolling on my… https://t.co/VIla8dwrTJA lovely morning chat with @cubicgarden @Lianne_K123 about human values framing for every type of design work.… https://t.co/Xs2Ihx5coi
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5/7
2020
From our friends, @BrokenBoxMime : THE QUEST Tells a Thrilling DnD Tale Through Mime! (Exclusive)… https://t.co/X2XTcEx5gK
Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš— @Nelsormensch @six6jiang yes. a contractor, no benefits or health insurance. @six6jiang @Nelsormensch seconded.if you live in the u.s., all your creative work is copyrighted the moment that you produce it. meaning you can put… https://t.co/kTxYD5JHQc
Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš—Yes and! Some indie studios really don't have the money to pay people well. That is actually okay but, IF THEY CAN'… https://t.co/GbAsjJjjd9It’s been a year. Definitely overdue. @CerebralArcade https://t.co/mndTVIc5BX @BardicKnowledge @CerebralArcade https://t.co/mndTVIc5BXOk I feel like if I don’t just do it, I never will, so here we go. I’m going to stream tomorrow. Doing it. Probably… https://t.co/qxhpgmarM0
5/6
2020
"What do you put in a Narrative Design portfolio?" I've been getting this question a lot, so I wanted to share a p… https://t.co/vnk0oucWt8
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5/5
2020
@aaronareed Looks like good old Measure of a Man -- one of my faves! @joshscherr Huge congrats!!! So excited for you!First year in ages where I'm pretty indifferent to Star Wars Day. I want to blame this on the Rona, but I think I'm… https://t.co/VZ00aam1dL
5/4
2020
@EvanSkolnick Oh I actually haven’t! πŸ€”Oh snap, you should grab Stella while you can! https://t.co/rEK7aJp5WJ @EvanSkolnick If you are more of a felt person or like a heavier hand, I also really like Sakura Pigma Micron, but… https://t.co/qQ3WsAQSOl @EvanSkolnick Ok, so before they became available in the US I was importing Pilot Hi-Tec-C's Maica line in both .4… https://t.co/qS4HUt9yel
5/2
2020
@gamesandbowties Mostly I really don't like that "gamer" style for hardware seems to equate to "lots of LEDs, expos… https://t.co/1GliVbDeqs @gamesandbowties Or like a mouse with lots of side buttons that doesn't look ridiculous and/or glow @gamesandbowties Maybe? It would depend on aesthetic because that could go very Guy In Your MFA. I don't really nee… https://t.co/c3y4Cp6Qg8Chardonnay: @adastrawines and @EnGardeWinery are two of my favorites, but I also love @EqualityWines' stories! Jou… https://t.co/F4Dp4DO17mPsst, if you’re boycotting Amazon today, that should also include Twitch
Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš—And also I will be first in line to brand-ambassador for any company that makes gaming accessories that are extreme… https://t.co/cavQOzc8GMJust had a clothing company reach out on IG about me being a "brand ambassador" for them and it has me thinking abo… https://t.co/7IZrO7MsU0
5/1
2020
@ifnotnowgwen @KATYAND Hey friends ☺️
4/30
2020
@eastgate @aaronareed @mikebrch There was a mechanic where players could leave notes for each other & they wrote co… https://t.co/OaYwDBCnKc @eastgate @aaronareed @mikebrch It is actually criminal that he doesn't talk about more. It's a text-only, team-bas… https://t.co/HOHlVhjih4 @eastgate @aaronareed Oh also @mikebrch's Quarantine 2019 started in 2008 https://t.co/XzMtQswPCeLots of people are finding it hard to concentrate on reading novels right now so here are 12 games that explore tex… https://t.co/UE8jjMxdFb
Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš—Text games hive-mind: I'm looking for examples of web-based interactive stories that predated the 2009 debut of Twi… https://t.co/CPylZlh4zC
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4/28
2020
@maryknews Stunning! 😍Presented without comment. https://t.co/9LQnFpLsfG
Retweeted by πš‚πšπšŠπšŒπšŽπš’ π™ΌπšŠπšœπš˜πš— @logodaedalus SAME TBH @logodaedalus Hi me too! Let’s start a club!
4/27
2020
For the last decade I’ve been working on a book that tries to answer two questions: What are the fundamental ways t… https://t.co/J8ogPx6exW
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4/26
2020

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