All posts tagged Culture

Technology is the Competition?

I’m generally not one to link TED talks, but Sherry Turkle’s TEDxUIUC talk is worth watching. In sixteen minutes, Turkle outlines the second half of her latest book, Alone Together (this book is a terrific read, and absolutely worth the purchase). While I do not always agree with Turkle, I tremendous respect for her, and her work. This […]

The Raid: A WoW Documentary

The last few posts I’ve put up have been a bit lengthy. Hopefully a shorter post, along with a relevant video, will help round-out the type of content this blog offers… The Raid is a documentary that observes raiding in World of Warcraft. A shorter version of the film was previewed at Blizzcon 2010 and the full film […]

Gamer Girl Manifesto

This should probably be the gamers manifesto…

Systems Theory in Virtual Worlds

A while back I read From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stuart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred Turner. Reflecting on the book, the passage below struck me as particularly interesting: Rather than work with a transmission model of communication, in which performers or others attempt to send a message to their audience, […]

Interview With Moldycheese

  I met Moldycheese back in BC. She was the main holy priest for my guild at the time, Organized Confusion (RIP). Moldycheese and I became good friends, and maintained that friendship even after the guild disbanded. Excitingly, the both of us are going to Blizzcon this year so we can finally meet in person. Moldycheese is also […]