Monthly Archives: May 2012

On Truth: Red, White & Black

I don’t know how to start this. Truth: Red, White & Black is about superheroes. That isn’t right. Truth: Red, White & Black is about comic books. Ugh. 1. Superheroes Truth: Red, White & Black is the story of the … Continue reading

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On Cow Boy

Cow Boy is an odd thing. There is a seriousness in it that can’t be forgotten–a boy is rounding up his entire outlaw family and turning them in. He is a bounty hunter, and whether that job description came as … Continue reading

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Cabinet Interview with Sianne Ngai

This isn’t something substantive, but rather it is a moment where I tell you video game and comic book people that you have to read this interview that Sianne Ngai did with Cabinet last year. Ngai writes on aesthetics in a really … Continue reading

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On Zero-Player Games

Jesper Juul has posted a fascinating article titled “Zero Player Games: Or What We Talk About When We Talk About Players” over at his blogzone. It is a cowritten piece between Juul and Staffan Björk, and I found it interesting for … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Bit By Erin Manning

I am writing a conference paper and crunch time is upon us. I don’t have a lot of time for blog posts, but I think you will want to read this bit by Erin Manning from her book The Politics of … Continue reading

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How I Politically Situate Myself

I followed The Nonhuman Turn conference closely. I watched the keynotes, kept up on twitter, and got the lowdown about the moment-to-moment from people on the ground. I was involved in it, in a way that only the internet allows, … Continue reading

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On Why We Love Sociopaths

Adam Kotsko, famous blogger and academic guy, has recently published his second book for Zer0 Books, titled Why We Love Sociopaths. The book is a longform essay on the concept of the sociopath and analyzes why most popular contemporary television is filled … Continue reading

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