This week in NetNarr we examined the history of redlining, its effect on communities, and explored the ways digital technologies are also unevenly priced, distributed, and made unequally available in these same places, as if maybe it were some kind of game board.

Pixabay image by RossMannYYC shared into the public domain using Creative Commons CC0

Here is your red checklist for Week 11.0: The Game Board of Digital Redlining

  • Optional / Catchup Dailies. We’ve done enough Daily Digital Alchemies… feel free to do more if you enjoy them (hah!). If you are behind on your responses, look through past ones you can complete to make up for missing work. Or go beyond the minimum and create a new DDA for the rest of us to to do.
  • Referencium Wow, we are up to 8 pages of references. Add at least one more this week towards the Referencium for games and gaming. Use this document to add your items — @Justinsightfuls & @Kmarzinsky will be editing them by end of the week to finalize this version.
  • Game Designer Audio Report from week 10 Download your recorded questions for AUC student game designers from the padlet (if they responded). Find some background sound you can include for your audio editing, something that give a feel for the kind of place you imagine having the conversation. Record your own intros and endings directly in Audacity, and edit it all together as a single project. If you did not receive any responses, edit in your questions, and then add, through recording, what you would guess the responses might be based on your reading of their blog posts.

    Your final audio project should be 3-10 minutes that acts like a stand alone radio show / podcast summary of the project idea and what your thoughts are on how the idea will work as a game.

    Export your recording from Audacity as mp3 or wav, and upload to SoundCloud. Include the audio in your weekly summary.

  • Weekly Blog Post Include reflections on what you learned about redlining / digital redlining. How could people affected better understand it? As we discussed in class, while it is not a game at all in terms of being entertaining, can you identify in any ways the mechanics, process might thought of as having elements of games?

    Share a link to the Make Bank response to Digital Redlining: The Newark Game Board including the H5P image juxtasposition content you created. How might this be like a game board? Does it really indicate digital redlining? What would it take to do so?


Featured Image: Composite of the Essex County Redlining map from the Mapping Inequality Project licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License superimposed on Game, board (AM 1967.16-1) Wikimedia Commons image by Auckland War Memorial Museum licensed under Creative Commons CC BY Attribution license.