Yet Another DiGRA FAQ

1. What is DiGRA

2. What DiGRA does

  • The main operations of DiGRA are its conferences and its journal. DiGRA does not conduct research.

3. How DiGRA is funded

  • DiGRA is funded mainly by membership fees.

4. DiGRA should get rid of feminist board members or have more diverse board

DiGRA operates under Finnish law.

  • This means that DiGRA cannot discriminate its members based on their gender, religion, political beliefs, etc.
  • The board members are elected in a general assembly.

5. DiGRA publication claims X [EDITED]

  • Things published by SAGE, Springer, etc. are not published by DiGRA.
  • Things published by Gamasutra, Polygon, Ars Technical, etc. are not published by DiGRA

Some relevant laws:

On gamers are dead news articles

It seems that I ended up writing something bit lengthier than a tweet of facebook update about this.

Jenni Goodchild posted an analysis of gamers are death news articles by @firehawk32 at (http://pixietalksgamergate.wordpress.com/gamers-are-dead-article-analysis/). The most of these are posted at Aug 28, 2014.

Sargon of Akkad in his Youtube video claims that these articles can be tranced back to DiGRA and feministic conspiracy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rouq-VdgXdo).

Sargon of Akkad neglects a fact that Anita Sarkeesian tweeted about death threat toward herself at Aug 27, 2014 (https://twitter.com/femfreq/status/504718160902492160).

So the timeline can be written as follows:

  1. KD threats Anita Sarkeesian
  2. Sarkeesian shares this threat at Aug 27
  3. News articles about gamers are published at Aug 28

Which alternative is more plausible?

EDIT, Nov 2, 2014: Dan Golding in The End of Gamers to refer  to Do you identify as a gamer? Gender, race, sexuality, and gamer identity by Adrienne Shaw http://nms.sagepub.com/content/14/1/28.abstract. With a quick look, it seems that claimed DiGRA connection is based associations. I appreciate if someone can point me direct link from those journalistic articles to DiGRA.