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Terry Lavender

Terry Lavender is a Vancouver-based video game researcher with a skeptical fascination with technology.

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Strolling Along the Drive, Virtually

Videogames have come of age. A whole generation has grown up since Pong and Pac-Man first entered the public consciousness. And as game players have matured, so have games themselves. Today,...

Taking games seriously

Hockey players and hospital workers may not seem to have much in common, but the activities of both have been simulated in videogames by Simon Fraser University researchers.

Steer Madness, the videogame

A cow was riding a bicycle along Georgia Street when... It sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it’s actually a scene from a made-in-Vancouver videogame called Steer Madness. In the game, you...

Vancouver needs a pedestrian advocate

In a recent article in The Province, SFU transportation researcher Anthony Perl says Vancouver needs a pedestrian advocate. I agree.

According to the Downtown Transportation Plan, which the City...

Bike lane opens path to sustainability

It’s the second day of the Burrard Bridge lane reallocation trial and the sky has not fallen. Riots have not broken out and traffic chaos has not materialized. In fact, even some of the naysayers...