mckenzie wark was at brown this morning, talking about his recent gamer theory project. for those who haven’t read it, gamer theory is a rather indirect assessment of what we might call the gamic experience. i mean this in the … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2008
we’ve all been to the opera, right? we know what it means. we’ve been witness to it’s permutations and parodies. we know what it sounds like, feels like, looks like. we know what it means to issues of class, western … Continue reading
here is a story about stories; with a question about whether stories are still stories and whether we are beginning to live in a post-story age. the already cool mit media lab has founded a “center for future storytelling.” the … Continue reading
the american action movie is founded on the idea of catharsis through violence. which is why critics and intellectuals generally object to it. because it espouses a sort of primitivism in the name of healing, and engages in profound acts … Continue reading
In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole? a tradition begun with thomas paine (aka t-paine) and continued through the glory of the onion 2.0 wherein they begin creating youtube-like clips. well done, american satire, … Continue reading
Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are but i do think i know these people. WELL.
some of the best soulsearching in the world can be done on the ripta 60 bus. take the outbound from providence on a weekday night. take the 10:40; it will be half-empty. there will be a place to sit in … Continue reading