I have a special start to the year for you: two cracking shorter Cautionary Tales, previously only available to Pushkin+ subscribers. (Pushkin+ remains the place to hear other exclusive titbits, and perhaps most obviously to listen to the show uninterrupted by any advertising.)
Happy New Year – and I hope you enjoy these Cautionary Tales Shorts.
When a Plague Struck World of Warcraft
Our sources included reporting from PC Gamer, Wired, the Washington Post, GamaSutra and Engadget. I do recommend checking out the Imaginary Worlds podcast both on this particular story, and in general. It’s great.
Also see: The untapped potential of virtual game worlds to shed light on real world epidemics Lofgren, Eric T et al.The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 7, Issue 9, 625 – 629
Blood on the Tracks
A major source was, of course, the inquest report. Another key source was a long piece in the Guardian by Michael Simkins, in which Simkins interviewed the elderly survivor Peter Stoddart. Eric Hollnagel’s research into “work as imagined” and “work as done” is published in, for example, Resilient Health Care, Volume 2, The Resilience of Everyday Clinical Work 2015.