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Mad Group Art: May 2

Yesterday we started the Mad Group Art Project where you, the reader, submit your photos based on our day’s subject. We’ll be doing a different theme every day in May. Today’s subject is: Element All you have to do is take a picture with “element” as the theme, and post …

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You Think YOUR Personal Trainer is Terrifying…

Having trouble talking yourself into running a 5K? Maybe some strategically-placed zombies will be able to convince you to make it to the finish line!

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AI: 2011 Recap – Game of the Year

Time to geek out here for a bit. What are the best games of 2011? Are there any solid skeptical games? Any incredible works of art? Any games that you think are important? Tell us all about them. What are your nominations for the best games this year? Fill in …

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Citizen Scientry

You might have read the other week about the breakthrough in AIDS research. A problem that had hounded scientists for decades was solved in ten days. By computer gamers playing the now legendary citizen science game Fold.it, which allows anybody to login and try to fold proteins into their correct configuration.

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Mad Quickies 8.12

• Would you get a hashtag tattoo? Consider the Social Tattoo Project. • What it’s like to be a girl gamer. • What are some of the most beautiful and/or iconic scientific images? Go here for the answer. (via jes3ica)

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Extra Credits

Extra Credits is a weekly feature on the Escapist and it is regularly brilliant. Produced by industry veterans James Portnow, Daniel Floyd and Allison Theus, it is a show about the potential for video games as an art form.  It regularly impresses me and I strongly recommend it as not …

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Video Games ARE Art

Yesterday on my webcomic I had written up my impressions on the recently released Portal 2 along with a comic detailing the real dangers of portal abuse. As a result, Amy added a “games” category to the blog here to facilitate future nerd ramblings from me. Coincidentally, this addition happened …

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