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Bogost on Prestige Career Switching

Circumstances like Schmidt’s and Poole’s can’t be explained by the popular myth that today’s workers will have seven different careers in their lifetimes thanks to rapid changes in technology and industry. (Schmidt certainly doesn’t have to work ever again if … Continue reading

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Ian Bogost on Campus Carry Laws

A while back, a student at Georgia Tech, where I teach, showed me a series of anonymized “threats” that students in a notoriously difficult class of mine had posted in an online discussion forum. I’d just returned grades, and nobody … Continue reading

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TCiW Gift Guide 2015 – Books

It’s the time of year when you’re panicking because you haven’t gotten a gift for that special someone in your life, and I’m here to tell you about five different books that you can buy for someone to make them … Continue reading

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Visual Ontography

The practice of ontography–and it is a practice, not merely a theory–describes the many processes of accounting for the various units that strew themselves throughout the universe. To create an ontograph involves cataloging things, but also drawing attention to the couplings of … Continue reading

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On The Ricky Litany

I’m a huge fan of Trailer Park Boys, and I was rewatching the movie this afternoon while I was doing some writing. Being that I was writing about the weird things that I write about, the “Ricky says fuck a lot” … Continue reading

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Released: Slavoj Žižek Makes A Twine Game

If you care about nothing else, I have a new game. You can play it here. Ian Bogost once made a tweet that looked like this: I would like to commission someone to make a Twine game called "Žižek Makes … Continue reading

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Review of Alien Phenomenology at Itineration

So I reviewed Ian Bogost’s Alien Phenomenology for the online journal Itineration. You can view it here. It should be viewed this way: 1. read the review proper 2. listen and watch the computer performance of the review 3.  read my review … Continue reading

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Quotidian Fiction Tweets About Philosophers

"Game one, de Landa!" Manuel yelled as he slammed the domino down. Bruno Latour babbled–"but, but, but"–and the crowd roared. — CMRN KNZLMN (@ckunzelman) January 7, 2013 Old Man Bogost looked out at the town. He could hear the stories … Continue reading

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Or, What Is It Like To Be A Thing?

I MADE A GAME SO PLAY IT.  I often go on and on about people who study games and write about games having a kind of obligation to understand how games are made and be familiar with the materiality of … Continue reading

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A Thing We Do With Video Games

I read Ian Bogost’s How To Do Things With Video Games on a plane last weekend. I think it is a really smart book that acts as a really great introduction to video game studies, and more particularly, I think … Continue reading

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