Monthly Archives: September 2013

Thinking About Trolls with Foucault

I was reading through Foucault’s Madness and Civilization this morning when I ran into this passage from the second-to-last section, “The Birth of the Asylum”: Madness is childhood. Everything at the Retreat [a specific asylum Foucault is analyzing] is organized so that … Continue reading

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On Deadword

Deadword‘s homepage reads: Launched in 1995, Word.com was one of the first-ever online magazines. In an era when the word “blog” hadn’t yet come into existence, Word captured individual voices telling honest, funny, weird, sad, and strange tales with a … Continue reading

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The Indiecade Judges’ Comments on Alpaca Run

So the Indiecade comments came back. We had submitted Alpaca Run as a musical game full of joy and fun and whatnot. We didn’t get in, but we did get some comments back. Here they are in full–I believe there are three … Continue reading

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Dreamcast Worlds is Out!

  I’m a huge champion of material/symbolic/ historical studies of games, and Zoya Street has just released a book that hits all of those notes for me. Dreamcast Worlds is a close study of the Dreamcast, its games, and the world that … Continue reading

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Sara Wookey on Why She Refused To Be A Part of Marina Abramovic’s MOCA Performance

I am writing to address three main points: One, to add my voice to the discourse around this event as an artist who was critical of the experience and decided to walk away, a voice which I feel has been … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault On Video Games–I Mean Neo-Liberalism

I think that the uncoupling of of the market economy and laissez-faire policies was achieved, or was defined, at any rate, its principle was laid down, when the neo-liberals put forward a theory of pure competition in which competition was … Continue reading

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Released: Catachresis: A Way Too Scary Game

IT IS HERE You can play Catachresis here. I don’t have a lot to say about the game currently. I’m very proud of it, and if it doesn’t break in the middle (save often, be gentle!), then you should also like … Continue reading

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Derrida Accidentally Wrote About The Power of the Selfie in 1981

Time: the metonymy of the instantaneous, the possibility of the narrative magnetized by its own limit. The instantaneous in photography, the snapshot, would itself be but the most striking metonymy within the modern technological age of an older instantaneity. Older, … Continue reading

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Frantz Fanon on Ontology

As long as the black man remains in his home territory, except for petty internal quarrels, he will not have to experience his being for others. There is in fact a “being for other,” as described by Hegel, but any … Continue reading

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