Category Archives: “Dissertation Notes”

Dissertation Notes: Put ‘Er, um, there: The Atari Secret Handshake

“Dissertation Notes” is the oh-so-clever name of my (semi) regular segment briefly highlighting the interesting, unusual, or thought-provoking materials I have come across while working on my dissertation. Are you a true Atari fanatic? A real one? Come on, be … Continue reading

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Dissertation Notes: Paging, Dr. Mario: Medical-Themed SNES Games

“Dissertation Notes” is the oh-so-clever name of my (semi) regular segment briefly highlighting the interesting, unusual, or thought-provoking materials I have come across while working on my dissertation. 1994 was a time of transition for the American home video game industry. … Continue reading

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Dissertation Notes: Gamers vs. C. Everett Koop

“Dissertation Notes” is the oh-so-clever name of my (semi) regular segment briefly highlighting the interesting, unusual, or thought-provoking materials I have come across while working on my dissertation.   On November 9, 1982, US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop delivered a … Continue reading

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Dissertation Notes: They Grow Up So Fast: Classic Mario

“Dissertation Notes” is the oh-so-clever name of my (semi) regular segment briefly highlighting the interesting, unusual, or thought-provoking materials I have come across while working on my dissertation.  Aimed at a broad audience that includes media scholars, general interest readers, and … Continue reading

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Dissertation Notes: The Grand Stand

“Dissertation Notes” is the oh-so-clever name of my (semi) regular segment briefly highlighting the interesting, unusual, or thought-provoking materials I have come across while working on my dissertation.  Aimed at a broad audience that includes media scholars, general interest readers, and … Continue reading

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Dissertation Notes: Unweaving “The Devil’s Web”

“Dissertation Notes” is the oh-so-clever name of my regular segment briefly highlighting the interesting, unusual, or thought-provoking materials I have come across while working on my dissertation.  Aimed at a broad audience that includes media scholars, general interest readers, and … Continue reading

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