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And now, a musical interlude.

Meghan Trainor's pro-body anthem : http://www.meghan-trainor.com/
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This is a useful thing to read/post every now and then. If it helps one of you 4,004 folks who have decided to tune in to find out what I'm saying, it's worth it :)
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+Marie Altobelli I think we should print this out and make Kriss read it.
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 _Art vs Craft and Game Design_

It may be useful to consider craftspersonship as part of the process of art. As designers and makers of things, we develop our craft and refine our skills in order to produce the art we wish to make and are capable of making given our current state of craftspersonship. I work in a museum that features whole exhibits of Arts & Crafts era work, as well as many examples of various arts (which I will here suggest as putting decorative aspects slightly or highly over function) and crafts (putting functional aspects slightly or highly over decorative). A surprisingly large number of the items overlap.

Also, the artificial distinction between "craft" and "art" is decidedly political. The question hits all kinds of socioeconomic issues linked to the sex, ethnicity, available leisure time and educational level of the maker, to whether the article was made for pay or for pleasure, to the end use of the object.

To look at what we, as game designers and players do, and try to determine if what we make is art or craft (or tools, as some suggest), is to engage with a long history of debate and to question the point of the distinction and what and who it serves. Personally, I find it not a useful distinction.

(This is lifted whole-cloth from my comment on +Adam Koebel's thread.)
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Because you want to devalue them, or you don't value them. The undervaluing of women's creative work is well documented, as is the undervaluing of the work of people of color, poor people, and other disenfranchised people. Look at the distinction drawn between 'fine art', which is largely the realm of the dominant voices in history, and 'folk art' of the non-dominant voices which is somehow 'not fine'.

It's not unlike the old George Carlin bit on how your shit (or the shit you like) is Stuff, but other people's stuff is shit.
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Briefly define someone in the Who's Who document

Dinrael Bospher (Lighthouse of Vitonen)
The keeper of the lighthouse is a quiet man in his middle age, with strong arms and a neatly trimmed greying beard. He is kind and hospitable to those who find themselves on the little spit of land he lives on, but he doesn’t seek out human company very often otherwise. He has a great whirling host of seabirds that bring him news from all across the waters, and he is knowledgeable about many things in this manner.

Some say Dinrael is secretly a weather mage, wielding mighty storms and mild days for his own private reasons, but that is surely the superstitions of travelers who are not familiar with the ways of the sea. He keeps the lighthouse lit by a many faceted mirror which reflects the light of a golden fire, flashing out across the sea night after night after night. By day he rests, tends his garden and his three goats, collects seabird eggs, and drags up from the rocks whatever lost thing has gone afoul despite the warning light. If it is human, and he finds it alive, it will most certainly live, as he is adept in healing arts. If it is dead, he buries the poor soul in a little graveyard at the southwest edge of the spit, where the winds are slightly softer. So far in his time, there have been nine graves filled.

+Christopher Weeks, your go!
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Friends! Apocalypse World is down by 7 votes! Seven!! There is still time for a last-minute turn around - Go Vote!

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I just supported but I don't think it did enough :(
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Perfect way to spend the golden after-dinner hour. Enough breeze to chase away mosquitoes, enough shade to keep from feeling too hot, and an engaging book.

What are your early evening plans?
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All Work And No Play (Makes Mattia A Dull Boy).
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Three things I'm grateful for today:
1. Starting my latest genealogy mystery #WhoWasCaroline
2. A spontaneous family after-dinner drive out to watch the supermoon rising over the river.
3. Listening to my two older kids talk and laugh together on their way to sleep.

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#palindrome ! 4004! Next one is 4114 :)

#simplepleasures
#mathisfun  
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New Project! #WhoWasCaroline
I have a little red book of days from 1887, which belonged to a woman named Caroline. It's filled with references to members of my family, but I do not know who Caroline was or how she is connected to me! So I'm setting out to figure it out, see if I can piece together enough clues to make the connection. It should be fun, and you can follow the hashtag if you like!
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yes please.
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This gallon of berries is the fruit of 15 minutes of +Vincent Baker and my labor. The mosquitoes took it out of us in blood. Hopefully there's a good breeze later and we can get another gallon, because wow is there a lot of fruit left on those canes!

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You make me miss my birth-state of Connecticut so much when you post these kinds of things.
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So, another interesting bit about researching ones genealogy in this day and age - sometimes you get to find little bits of wonderful revelation from someone else's research. Like getting clarity on a confused parentage because the truth of it came down through another line. Hooray for family diaries!
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Ooh Yeah, that's a dozey. Bigger than my own =D Lol..
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Sorry I missed a turn! Flooded basement followed by family days. Will try to do better next time!
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Family takes clear priority and flooded basements suck eggs!  We'll get the turn back to you quite soon.  
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I restore, conserve, or complete vintage textiles, as well as create new ones. I also write and play role-playing games,
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game design, group facilitation, sex education, writing, textile conservation, quilting, sewing,
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Every person has a story worth telling and a story worth hearing.
Introduction
I'm fairly confident I'm the only Meguey Baker. Having an odd spelling of an unusual Spanish flower name makes me pretty distinctive. Also, I'm basically friendly, so even if you were not looking for me, chances are I won't mind you asking to make sure. Textile conservationist, quilter, game designer, sex ed teacher, mother of three.

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Bragging rights
Things I'm proud of: Raising three thoughtful and compassionate sons, each of whom I had on purpose. Writing 1001 Nights: A Game of Enticing Stories. Writing Psi*Run. Holding two one-woman shows of my quilts. Using fiberglass fabric to repair a car door. 12 years of working with new mothers to address post-partum stress and depression, and prevent child abuse. Designing games for girls in Ethiopia as part of a major project for social change with The Girl Effect.
Education
  • Hampshire College
    American History, 1989 - 1993
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