Tag Archives: affect

Robert Macfarlane on Anthropocene Affects

Where the pain of nostalgia arises from moving away, the pain of solastalgia arises from staying put. Where the pain of nostalgia can be mitigated by return, the pain of solastalgia tends to be irreversible. Solastalgia is not a malady … Continue reading

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You Buy It I Write It: The Polynomial

Is there a game you think I should write about? If you buy it for me on Steam, I will write about it. Check out the information here. There was a flurry of activity when I announced that I would … Continue reading

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On Cart Life

Cart Life broke me in less than half an hour. I started the game as Andrus Poder. Andrus Poder is from Ukraine. He works on his English by translating Ukrainian poetry while on the train to his new life. He has … Continue reading

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On Experience-Taking

This is a quick bit of writing about “experience-taking,” which is a term created by Lisa Libby and Geoff Kaufman, from Ohio State and Dartmouth, respectively. If you don’t care about what I have to say about it, just read … 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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Current Times 26

This is one more entry in the Current Times series, which basically means a link dump. Sometimes it happens because I have several things I want to talk about, but I don’t have too much to say about them. Sometimes … Continue reading

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On Plink

Go play Plink. Do it right now. I don’t have a lot of things to say about the game. It is poetry in motion, and when you are playing with a few other people, you can really feel it click. … Continue reading

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