REVIEW: “How to Talk about Videogames” by Ian Bogost

How to Talk about Videogames, by Ian Bogost University Of Minnesota Press, 978-0816699117 Copyright November 2015, Hardcover, 208 Pages An entertaining book of videogame criticism overflowing with creativity. The author’s distinctive voice is unmistakably clear as the reader journeys through the discourse. Bogost eloquently and insightfully related videogames to realms such as history, ideology, gender, philology, race, and…

REVIEW: “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” by Cathy O’Neil

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neil Crown, 978-0553418811 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 272 Pages An engaging read on the intersection between data science and politics, education, law enforcement, healthcare and more. The practical orientation of the book makes it a compelling read for data nerds and less mathematically inclined…

REVIEW: “Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness” by Neil Swidey

Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness, by Neil Swidey Broadway Books, ISBN: 978-0307886736 Copyright February 2015, Paperback, 432 Pages Trapped Under the Sea is a fast-paced, exciting, and foreboding read on the convergence of events leading to the high-risk dispatch of five divers to the very end…