simulated realities

Here’s my item from CBC’s All in a Weekend. Many thanks to Tanya Birkbeck and Dave Bronstetter for being charming colleagues.

If you want more, there’s also a documentary from last year’s sim (in which I was the UN’s special rep), made by TV McGill.

And this year, McGill public relations is making a documentary, too… I’ll try to post it when it’s done!

Clearly the use of simulation in the classroom — and beyond — is starting to catch some attention. If you’re interested in the topic, Dr. Rex Brynen (my thesis supervisor and Brynania’s referee/Dungeon Master/god) runs a blog called PaxSims.

I never thought I would be the kind of person to enjoy simulated role-playing games, but clearly we can surprise ourselves. ‘The sim’ remains one of the highlights of my university career… I get an unshakable urge to flip open my laptop and send some orders whenever I’m anywhere near the 5th floor of Schulich Library.

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