Just today NYT’s Ross Douthat has a provocative piece on the decline of Humanities in higher education that provides another context in which to think about what we are doing and studying in class. It was prompted by a recent book on the subject and some data, which you can see here.

Abandoning Aesthetic Education
Terry Schenold
Terry Schenold believes that videogames are a vital organ of cultural change in the twenty-first century. He is a PhD candidate in English and founding member of the Critical Gaming Project at University of Washington, teaching media and game studies courses for the Comparative History of Ideas Program. He is also adjunct faculty in the Humanities and Sciences department and occasional collaborator in Design at Cornish College of the Arts. His most recurring research interests include reflective reasoning in ergodic media, digital media poetics, philosophical aesthetics, and digital game design and culture.

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