In this episode, Antero and I return to the conversation we tried to start a while back around civil discourse on the Internet. We intended to talk about Antero’s recent experiences with an angry Internet community of Dungeons and Dragons fans, and we do, but we took a long detour to discuss Habitat and what it means to play a game of work. And the new Avengers movie.1
We also talk a teeny bit about what it means to take a critical lens to something we love. I hope we’ll talk about that more.
Then we argue about whether or not we can save the Internet’s current spaces or if we have to head off and find new ones. Stay tuned, true believers. There’s ground to cover.
Links We Mention
- The Habitat
- Millennial Podcast
- Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good for You
- Antero’s blog post about his D&D research
- Brietbart’s story about Antero’s research
- The research itself behind a paywall
- Michelle Malkin’s video
- danah boyd’s SXSWEDU talk on media literacy
- Safiya Umoja Noble’s Algorythms of Oppression
- Which Antero declares he’s viewed only for “research” purposes. Well played, professor. [↩]