Day: March 22, 2014

  • Lunacon 2014 (2e): Magic and Religion

    Lunacon 2014 (2e): Magic and Religion

    Saturday 3 PM. Panelists: Carole Ann Moleti; Michael F. Flynn, Raymond Feist, Jane Sibley Interesting tidbit: religion = re+ligio = a rebinding of society (to join again). ¬†Religion has always had a social purpose, to increase community and tie society together. The panelists offered a definition of magic as “a belief that mundane objects have…

  • Lunacon 2014 (2d): Gamification in Education

    Lunacon 2014 (2d): Gamification in Education

    Saturday 2 PM I sort of felt obligated to go to this panel (and the one on The Future of Education), seeing that I am a teacher and all. It was OK. ¬†The title proved to be inaccurate: This was more about the use of existing games in a school setting. ¬†Gamification usually refers to…