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

Posted in Comics, General Features | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in General Features, Video Games | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in General Features, Video Games | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in General Features | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments