Teaching Gaming Through Economic Woe, and Economic Woe Through Gaming

Friday, January 18, 2013
Humanities Writ Large

The GreaterThanGames lab's Speculat1on game is featured on Duke Today.

In life, Matthew Davis was kind of a jerk. A human resources manager for a big corporation, he reveled in abusing his power and ripping his underlings.

And yet in death, Davis was a compelling enough figure to warrant a true, 21st century sendoff -- a Facebook page in his honor.

"I thought it would be fun to canonize the guy," said Reed Gaines, the Vassar College undergraduate who created the RIP Matthew Davis page. "He wasn't exactly the best guy, so I wanted to sarcastically act like he was 'The Man,' at least in death."

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