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Constance Penley on Fan Fiction and NASA

I got back into space and its fictions in the mid-1980s by hanging out with some very interesting women from around the country who write homoerotic, pornographic, utopian romances that take place in the Star Trek universe. Fellow academics have suggested that … Continue reading

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Horkheimer and Adorno on Culture and Advertising

Culture is a paradoxical commodity. It is so completely subject to the law of exchange that it is no longer exchanged; it is so blindly equated with use that it can no longer be used. For this reason it merges … Continue reading

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I Was Given A Wristband That Says “Synergy Motherfucker” And These Are My Thoughts

View this post on Instagram I don't understand A post shared by CMRNKNZLMN (@cmrnknzlmn) on Oct 9, 2014 at 8:26am PDT 1. I was watching someone play a game called Lichdom Battlemage and some form of PR person handed me that … Continue reading

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Ten Minutes in Gamer Culture

[Content warning: This post contains slurs of all sorts quoted from a match of Call of Duty that I played. They are shocking and awful.] I start hearing him in my first match of the evening. I’m playing Ghosts, I get the … Continue reading

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A conversation about concerns in videogame journalism

This is a Storify I made of a conversation I had with a #gamersgate advocate. There’s a lot to parse about the “controversy” that has been going on, but the short timeline of facts is this: Zoe Quinn’s ex-boyfriend makes … Continue reading

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go read the text of TJ Thomas’ Indiecade talk

A snippet of the text that TJ Thomas posted: to say that “we’re doing better” is a facade. we are only doing better in some areas, in some sects of the community, within certain groups. the community as a whole … Continue reading

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Zoya Street and Aevee Bee on Discursive Violence

Zoya Street has a piece up at Medium with the subtitle “addressing peer hostility,” and it is about the ways that rage and violence, pushed through social media, marked and defined the past year. He does a great job of collating a … Continue reading

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