Episode 12: Playful Mapping

Geographer Chris Perkins, co-author of the book Playful Mapping in the Digital Age, shares his love of maps and helps me explore the deep connection between mapping and play.

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Richard Moss

Besides being the creator of Ludiphilia and its award-nominated sister show The Life & Times of Video Games, I'm an award-winning writer, historian, and journalist who has covered technology, games, and science for over a decade. My work has been published in Ars Technica, Polygon, Game Developer, PC Gamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, New Atlas, EGM, Mac|Life, and many other publications.

I am also the author of two books (with more to come!) — The Secret History of Mac Gaming and Shareware Heroes: The renegades who redefined gaming at the dawn of the internet — and a producer on the upcoming CREATORVC documentary First Person Shooter.