Back on the blogwagon!

Long time no speak! Research is in full swing again. This time a return to an old topic – games. There is a (new to me) game going on here in the lovely ‘Ham called Ingress. And it is highly addictive. I attended the anomaly this weekend and watched how players interacted with the space. Before anomaly I watched a video suggesting that spaces are influenced by players and the players by the spaces. The idea excited me, but after watching the game play, I am skeptical. The spaces really never changed. The were inhabited momentarily – sometimes by many – but not really changed, nor really even influenced. But this was just one event. The idea that spaces can contain memories intrigues me. Especially when you consider spaces where traumatic events have happened, where memorials are later set up – or where they are not. How do events change a space. But then I started thinking about spaces where players come back and back. How are those changed, versus the spaces where one event happens? There is more there to explore. And I will. But in the meantime, I need to go blow up all the green things. I have to level up 😉