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The Game Designer’s Tale

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You might be conclude from Alf Seegert’s research statement that his interests are are more modern than ancient. “His research in  “cybercultural ecologies” examines the interpenetrating relationships between nature, virtuality, and narrative as represented in literature, film, and new media” reads the description of the University of Utah’s assistant professor of English.  But you’ll find that one of his interests is decidedly “old-fashioned.”  He creates board games.  Yes, the kind with tangible cards and pieces and a board with luxurious pictures.  His latest game, due out in summer, takes its inspiration from something even older: Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.  Read more about this intriguing tale in a story in the May 15 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.