“Prof Gets $100,000 Grant to Study World of Warcraft”

September 21, 2008

“As reported by the Orange County Register, Prof. Bonnie Nardi of the University of California Irvine, received the $100K grant from the National Science Foundation for the project.”

I’m wondering how she went about getting the $100,000, as it doesn’t seem like it would take very much $ to research WoW. It’s interesting, though, to see that video games are being taken so seriously in the field of science. I would like to read her report later to see if she observes any interesting economical trends from WoW that can be applied IRL.

The closest thing that I ever did to this was making a Counter-Strike:Source presentation in my second year of university for French class. It was really fun giving 1337-speak translations and showing my class a demo of some pro CS:S players.

Best presentation ev0r!

Game Politics: Prof Gets $100,000 Grant to Study World of Warcraft


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