Gaming Broad(ly) is run by a broad who games who talks about gaming (broadly speaking). It’s a website about playing thoughtfully, thinking playfully, and learning what playfulness can teach us about being human.
Jayme Dale (JD) Mallindine (aka “the main broad”) is an educator and writer exploring the intersections of games and technology, social action, religion, and other forms of meaning-making. She has worked with organizations that introduce middle school girls to computer programming through video game design, taught teens and young adults how to create interactive learning experiences and facilitate dialogue around social issues, integrated digital technology and games with curricula on ethics and social action, and is the Site Lead for the Girls Who Code summer immersion programs in Austin (and the lead facilitator for a Girls Who Code club at her synagogue). She has been occasionally known to have opinions about women and tech.
JD received her Master’s from the Asian Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin, where she researched video game environments and in-game spaces, gender, Japanese games, and memory. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Religious Studies and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). At UNCG she was an ethnographer for Dr. Gregory Grieve‘s Cardean Virtual Research Team, which led to the publication of a book on Buddhist communities within online virtual realities.
Other popular JD activities are learning to play old-time banjo, hanging out with her lumpy old dog, and hooking herself up to a coffee i.v..
In addition to this website, other ghostly digital versions of JD exist on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Academia.edu. She also has a tinyletter, which is what all the cool kids are doing these days.
The trio of images on the homepage, Gaming Broad(ly)’s logo, and Gaming Broad(cast)’s logo, were all made by Kyle Armstrong. Basically if you see an image and go “darnit that’s neat”, he probably made it. Except for the “This Week in Pink” header (that’s all JD).
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