Victoria 2 : Take the #Canada150 Challenge

Oct 02, 17 Victoria 2 : Take the #Canada150 Challenge

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N.B. Readers wishing to take up the Victoria 2 #Canada150 Challenge without reading the historical introduction, can skip to the play rules, below.   March 16th, 1882. Canada’s 4th parliament is in session. A member of the Liberal party from the opposition bench, the Right Honourable William Paterson from Brant South...

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Banished: It Takes a Village to Raise a Surplus

Sep 21, 16 Banished: It Takes a Village to Raise a Surplus

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This article is part four of a four-part series on the future of quantification in history. For the thematic introduction to the series, please click here. Or click on the following links for part one, part two, or part three.   Kaplunk: “Your reserve in tools is low.” Kaplunk: “Your reserve in firewood is low.”...

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This War of Mine: Human Survival and the Ethics of Care

Jul 27, 16 This War of Mine: Human Survival and the Ethics of Care

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This article is part three of a four-part series on the future of quantification in history. For the thematic introduction to the series, please click here. Or click on the following links for part one, or part two.   It’s when your favorite character gets pointlessly killed that you truly begin playing This War of...

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The Long Dark: the Last Lonely Days of the Quantified Self

Jun 29, 16 The Long Dark: the Last Lonely Days of the Quantified Self

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This article is part two of a four-part series on the future of quantification in history. For the thematic introduction to the series, please click here. For part one, click here.   “You’ve faded into the Long Dark”… Thus ends each “survival trial” in the frozen and hostile, yet beautifully...

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Big Data: Endgame of Virtual History

Jun 01, 16 Big Data: Endgame of Virtual History

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This article is part one of a four-part series on the future of quantification in history. For the thematic introduction to the series, please click here.   At face value, it might appear to the casual reader of Play the Past, that the main focus of this blog is the treatment of historical experience in the medium of...

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