Parable of Polygons

In a timeParable_of_Polygons_snip not so long ago, two women vi hart and Nicky Case created “a playable post on how harmless choices can make a harmful world.” Their post addresses the struggles of housing diversity (or lack thereof). You can play with it and learn from it. This so cool- it’s a blog and a game. Two of my favorite things together at last!

I have been moving and living in apartments for the last 10 years of myParable_of_Polygons_snip2 life. There was a time in my twenties when I moved 10 times in 5 years. I definitely understand the decisions and choices that are involved in moving to a new area. Who do you want to live next to? I remember asking the question: which neighborhoods are safe or quiet or close to public transit? Often times, my questions lead to me chose a neighborhood of people who looked (and acted) just like me. 

In the ten minutes it took me to work my way through the parable of the polygons, I was 100% convinced that I needed to demand some level of diversity in my living arrangements. And maybe you should too!

In conclusion, I enthusiastically recommend this playable post and think you should go check it out! Right now! Why are you still reading this…? Here’s another link to it in case you missed the first three.

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