Monthly Archives: November 2011

On Alan Moore and the Mask

We all know the mask, the Guy Fawkes mask that shows up in photos of kids getting pepper sprayed by cops. If you don’t know, the use of the mask as a symbol of protest has its contemporary roots in … Continue reading

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Music Time 31

This is Scroobius Pip’s opening track from Distraction Pieces, one of my favorite albums from this year (I am going to have to make a list at some point, I guess). I don’t have a lot else to say, other … Continue reading

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On Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal 2

You can first my first post about Reality is Broken here. Second Critique: The Role of the Game This is more of an elaborate analysis of the way that McGonigal thinks about the way that games shape human interaction. We have … Continue reading

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On Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal

I finished this book last week, and I have a couple criticisms that I need to get out there before they break my brain. First Critique: The Role of the Player McGonigal begins her book Reality is Broken with an anecdote … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Momentary Break

I am swamped under a load of work, so this is a short little bit. This is a conversation I just heard: Russian Man #1: You just want coffee, not food? Russian Man #2: It is too early for lunch. … Continue reading

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The Charred Body (Or, My Father)

The title is an attempt at drawing you in, like the name of a Lovecraft story written by a collective of Romanian immigrants in the 1950s. Trying to get under your skin, maybe, or under the flaps and flows and … Continue reading

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Music Time 30

I know that I have been neglecting this place, but it really hasn’t been my fault. I went straight from a long thesis on Bataille to writing a conference paper (and hopefully getting a publication) about Ranciere and comic book … Continue reading

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