in praise of jeremy

Scattershots know that Jeremy has been working on a text based interactive game about a grad student trying to crank out the next 1,000 words of his dissertation. The game is done, it’s been submitted to an interactive game competition, and Jeremy won top prize. You can play Violet here. I did for a while today and had much fun. And, Dan, I am not king of the soc nerds. That title is now rightfully claimed by Jeremy. Chron of Higher Ed also discusses the game.

Other orgtheory posts about Jeremy: Ten things Jeremy is not doing; death bloggers; Jeremy comments on Venkatesh; Jeremy comments^2 Enter the Scatterplot; I approve of Jeremy’s research; Jeremy moves to NWU; Jeremy for transparency; too much Jeremy.


Written by fabiorojas

November 19, 2008 at 3:45 am

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  1. Hee. I prefer “dork” to “nerd,” though.

    It’s “his” dissertation by default, but you can play as a female by typing FEMALE or (my preference) HETERONORMATIVITY OFF.



    November 19, 2008 at 3:58 am

  2. “you can play as a female by typing FEMALE or (my preference) HETERONORMATIVITY OFF.”

    I am at your non-heteronormative service, your royal dorkiness.



    November 19, 2008 at 4:03 am

  3. Congrats Jeremy, King of the Soc Dorks. Congrats especially for helping to bring others into the fold; apparently we need them.
    Tonight I’m going to party like it’s 1989!


    Dan Hirschman

    November 19, 2008 at 4:05 am

  4. Cool — congrats, Jeremy!



    November 19, 2008 at 4:47 am

  5. Dan: Speaking retro-apocalyptically, 1989 was when Infocom finally shuttered.



    November 19, 2008 at 6:06 am

  6. i actually kind of think “violet” deserves a “grad skool rulz” tag so that kids considering going to grad school can see in quasi-first person how maddening it is to try to self-motivate.



    November 20, 2008 at 7:41 pm

  7. […] King Jeremy, I have my eyes on your crown. Give me a decade or two, and tenure, and I’ll find a way to […]


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