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My talk on the design of ‘Myth-Making Mechanisms in Autonomous Worlds’ is one of the best talks I’ve given to date on Worlds Theory.
Part of me thinks that this might be my *last* laptop. Or at least the last one priced under the logic of late capitalism.
I fully expect to see Succession get more words published about it in online media outlets in the coming weeks than the new Zelda will.
Both Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks & phone tree menu systems are progeny of the explosion of creativity that happened after D&D arrived
The growing importance of lore reflects the rise of a new kind cultural sense-making and social technology.
Wind-up Worlds, Web3, World Running and the urgent collective pivot we need to make towards Slow Social experiences.
My band played its first gig on Friday at one of Leo Food’s Supper Clubs.
I really don’t know what the fuck is going on, nor am I pretending to know. The completeness of crisis is too big to understand.
The Interactive Fiction metaphor of ‘rooms’ as applied to chat room UX.
Television News has no memory beyond the last ad break. Updates on what I’ve got going on, and how a healthier media diet might be a good idea right now
Further explorations on ‘canon’. Protestantism, Atheist Boomers, Aliens 3, Frozen, Jesus Fan Fiction and the great 1054 Christian Rage Quit.
The Pandemic is coming… The longue durée, paying taxes after pestilence, boomers, ancient greeks, make art when the time ghost is at the door.
It’s just Us, Capital and the Fash. Written the day after Labours election defeat of 2019, reality, and Brexit.
Our ancestors would struggle to see mythology as separate from ritual.
Cultural Fracking and fandom being dispossessed of their stories by private interests.
We need anti trust laws for culture. What are we to do when our cultural heritage is owned by a corporation?