Monthly Archives: August 2012

I Went To A Museum

I went to a museum today. I didn’t see a black person in a work of art until about 1870 or so on the Timeline of Things the Museum Cares About. I uploaded a few pictures to Instagram of my … Continue reading

Posted in General Features | Tagged , , ,

Dear Esther: A Photo Essay

This gallery contains 10 photos.

Dear Esther is linear. It speaks like a 19th century novel. It is full of pain and loss. As the narrator say, “the infection is not simply of the flesh.” The island stands alone–“the revolution and the permanence” of a play … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , ,

On Dear Esther (3)

Previous posts on Dear Esther are here and here. I keep coming back to Dear Esther. After Gameloop, and the discussion of art games that I had a few times there, Esther kept coming back to my mind. So I played it again. Much … Continue reading

Posted in Video Games | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

John D. Peters on Communication

The real work of communication thus occurs largely on a non-material plane, wherever mutual partaking of intentions and thoughts opens up. Each sign is a seance in miniature, as it were, calling forth a spiritual being: “When I perceive a … Continue reading

Posted in Quote Time | Tagged , , , ,

On Gameloop: Boston 2012

I went to Gameloop. I had a multitude of reasons for going. I wanted to go hang out in Boston and meet a lot of people that I knew from the internet. I also wanted to talk to people who … Continue reading

Posted in Video Games | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Current Times 8/18 – 8/24

I am abandoning the current system of Current Times numbering to go with a week system. That doesn’t mean that the things I am linking to were written in this week, but rather that I accrued the links during this … Continue reading

Posted in Current Times | Tagged , , , ,

The Money Problem in Video Games Writing

A few days ago, Alan Williamson wrote an article for Nightmare Mode where he claimed to be a “murderer” who has been “killing games journalism” because he has been writing about video games for free for the past decade or so. This … Continue reading

Posted in Video Games | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments