When we last met, Jane McGonigal was spouting out random statistics while I was futilely trying to write blog posts via slime murder. This time, we’ll be taking a look at Slate‘s Culture Gabfest and their review of McGonigal’s book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World. …

I like to think of myself as an equal opportunity skeptic. One of the most important lessons you learn as a graduate student is to look down on all research that isn’t actually yours, unless it supports whatever it is you are doing. In which case, that person is totally on the ball and should …