Go-to gaming blog Kotaku posted a call for papers today that I almost didn't bother to read (virtual economies aren't really my forte). But then this got my attention:
The divide between mainstream 'we play games' ideas on games and academic 'we study games' ideas on games is occasionally astonishing for both how far apart those two worlds can be and how close together they sometimes are. I'm not in a field that deals with this sort of stuff, but I'll be keeping an eye out for the issue next August.
Bingo! This sometimes wide, sometimes narrow divide is the very thing we're interested in here. Excuse me, ma'am, this looks like a job for The Brainy Gamer!