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Invisible Buttons and Escape Rooms

Yesterday, from the comfort of my outdoor eco-lounge (it’s a Fremantle thing) I had a fascinating Google+ chat with fellow pervasive/physical game designers Dr. Christy Dena and Holly Gramazio about “Games with Invisible Buttons” — what we do, what we’re thinking about and some of the challenges we’ve faced working in this still somewhat unconventional space. The whole thing […]

A Lady’s Guide to Kicking Ass

Attention ladies and gentlemen allies! I’ll be speaking at the Australian Computer Society/Microsoft next week in Perth, so if you’re around I hope you can join me! A Lady’s Guide to Kicking Ass with Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie Drawing on her global adventures as a game designer, technologist, and social entrepreneur, Kate will share her favourite […]

How to easily import your Eventbrite attendee list into Mailchimp (and delete any duplicates)

I run a monthly playtest event called Playup Perth. I use Eventbrite to manage ticketing and Mailchimp to manage the mailing list. At the end of each event, I want to make sure I get any new attendees added to the Mailchimp mailing list, while making sure not to duplicate the regulars. Sounds like this would […]

If my thesis were posted to Facebook, it’d have a lot of Likes

EDIT: As of today, my thesis is now the 4th most downloaded of all time (http://espace-stats.library.curtin.edu.au/most_popular_papers.pl?p=at — click the “thesis” tab then sort by “all time”) (Sorry, couldn’t resist the cheesy title).. I received a rather exciting email about my thesis today: Dear Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie I am writing to let you know that your […]

Privacy in the Age of Facebook: Discourse, Architecture, Consequences

[Edit October 4, 2015] For the full details on my thesis, please visit its permanent page here. In July, my PhD thesis passed examination. Today, after making the required (thankfully minor) revisions, I submitted the final version to my university! Download [pdf] or access via Curtin Library repository (eSpace) Raynes-Goldie, K. (2012). Privacy in the Age […]

Just say no to e-health records, because your doctor might think you’re a bitch.

Think your privacy is protected because you have nothing to hide? I was making a follow up appointment at my dermatologist’s office today. On the reception desk right in front of me, in plain view, was a print out of a patient call list. Certainly, this was a minor violation of patient confidentiality in itself. But […]

Targeted phishing of Playstation Network victims begins?

UPDATE May 6, 2011, 14:07 ET Michael Oliveira (thanks!) has suggested that this is a legit email, even though the links go to a third party rather than a Sony domain – often a clear giveaway for phishing. In this case, Michael points out the third party does appear to be legit. However, the email […]