Ian Bogost

contributing editor at The Atlantic; Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology

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Ian Bogost is an author and game designer.

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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes called on Thursday for Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, to be broken up.

What would it look like to break up Facebook?

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes called on Thursday for Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, to be broken up.

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When game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost witnessed his young daughter making a game out of walking through the mall, he was inspired to question our approach to menial tasks.

Life's a game

When game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost witnessed his young daughter making a game out of walking through the mall, he was inspired to question our approach to menial tasks.

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