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Ben Woodard on Firewatch

Thus, if a game like Bioshock exhibited the tension between free will and control in the canned choices of games as such, Firewatch could be viewed as attempting an affective or emotional version of this, between hiding in the present … Continue reading

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The Matrix and the Nihilistic Impulse

1. I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops … Continue reading

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Thinking with Fungus

To swing back to literal fungus, the intertwining of life and death has long been a mark of fungoid existence, with the death and darkness of forests being populated by fungus which thrives in the hollow remnants of more majestic … Continue reading

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