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Schooled: Portal On The Wabash Reading List

Delirium Wartner altered us to this fascinating snippet. Michael "Braingamer" Abbott's day job is working at Wabash Liberal Arts college in Indiana. In the new (compulsory) Enduring Questions course they'll be engaging with a variety texts with a general theme of humanity, across all ages. So we'll have Gilgamesh rubbing shoulders with Poetics, Donne's poetry, Hamlet, the Tao Te Ching and... Portal. The full story behind it is fascinating, but the core story is that a long-established (1832) college have decided that it's worth putting a videogame on the syllabus for study. Abbott also talks about other games he considered - Planescape Torment and Bioshock - but decided on Glados' star turn. Which does make me think... well, if you were in the same situation, what games would you put on a liberal arts reading list? I suspect I may have made the same call as Abbott. Or Robotron, obvs

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