I was going to include this image in my presentation tomorrow, but I decided to just post it on the blog. This is a modern virtual representation of Dante's Inferno in a video game. The video game is much more violent of course, but seems to include the many of the characters. In this picture Dante is being ferried across a river by Charon (the purple head in the background). One of Dante's missions in the game is to cut off Charon's head in order to reach the next level (so maybe the game isn't so accurate.) The makers of the video game did a study to show that 85% of kids have actually heard about Dante's Inferno (but not necessarily have read it). Their marketing slogan for the game is that it is "educational"!