The National Endowment for the Humanities project I chose was about the Higher Education Video Game Alliance giving Dr. Mary Flanagan an Advancing Theory and Research Award. That’s quite a mouthful, but the reason I initially chose this one was because I was curious how video games could be connected to the humanities. I personally am highly involved with gaming and video games, being secretary of the Gamers of OSU (one of the largest organizations on campus) but am also a history fangirl.
Turns out Dr. Mary Flanagan made a really cool game that relates to what we’ve talked about previously in class – metadata. The game is rather straightforward in its title with ‘Metadata Games‘ but is a really unique and interesting way to look at how people can interact with history and historical objects, especially in a fun way.
I definitely recommend checking it out and adding to it if you want to play the game! I plan to add more to this post once I’ve gone through and played some of the games myself a bit more.