The problem facing modern man now is compounded by the increasing power of...– Keith Haring on Technology and Control
(via Lecture: Mary Flanagan @ Symposium Playful Post Digital Culture (17 - 27 November 2011, Eindhoven, Holland) - gamescenes)
UCLA Game Lab Blog » Mary Flanagan livestream at... →
Awesome! ZKM in Karlsruhe is the most advanced and thoughtful institution for the study and exhibition of new media art (in my opinion). And Mary Flanagan’s book Critical Play shaped a good deal of my graduate work on artists’ games. Can’t wait to watch the livestream of her talk on the 30th!
(via Wooster Collective: OLEK AND THE CHARGING BULL ON WALL STREET) Just in case you’ve ever wanted to see some sweaterbombing in action.
As many of you know, I’m going through a pretty serious Jim Henson obsession. I’ve got this theory that Henson had an association with a particular group of artists who were super influential in the history of artist-made games and participatory art. But even if you don’t care about any of that, check out The Cube, a totally bizarre film Henson made for TV in 1969.
Puppet Slams exist at the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art...– I didn’t know that puppet slams existed! (via Puppet Slam Network)
(via Music for Parking Garages | machine project) As part of their residency at the Walker Museum, Machine Project staged a bunch of amazing ambient performances in their parking garage. I really appreciate Machine’s effort to document these sorts of things—it’s an excellent way to share temporary phenomena with larger audiences.
NASA SEEKS ASTRONAUTS →
No, seriously. They’re looking. Give ‘em a ring!
At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the... →
A lady can dream, can’t she?
Breaking the 'young white male' tech founder mold →
This is a super fascinating article about accelerating diversity within startup culture.
Yelping with Cormac: T. G. I. Friday's →
Did you know that Cormac McCarthy has a Yelp profile? yelpingwithcormac: Fresno, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Two stars. Watts strode into the restaurant smelling of horse and woodsmoke and all the patrons turned to watch him as if he had called out to them but he had made no sound save the whispering of his leathers and the jangle of his spurs….
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Instructor’s Margin... →
I always forget how enjoyable McSweeney’s can be.
The McRib’s stochastic return creates a kind of Žižekian parallax gap...– Ian Bogost - McObjet a Ian Bogost talks McRib, philosophy, moldable pork parts.
tiltfactor » Blog Archive » The Twelve... →
Check out what Mary Flanagan has to say, I really dig it: Twelve Propositions from a Critical Play Perspective: 1. Values are everywhere, designed into play and into games 2. The history of computed games has created certain types of interactions. 3. These technical constraints have limited what we think we can do today. 4. Innovation can come from prioritizing the human. 5. Unorthodox...
But yes, if he were alive, he would take a fifteen-minute cab ride from his $4...– Occupy Wall Street: What Would Kurt Vonnegut Say? « Writing Kurt Vonnegut
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I love Code Academy! If you’re a coding novice, check out their fun, easy, short (and free) lessons.
THE BOTTOM LINE: A cup of coffee followed by a 15-minute nap may be more...– Really? The Claim: For a More Restful Nap, Avoid Caffeine - NYTimes.com I happen to be a nap expert, but I know that naps can really wreck some people, leaving them groggy for the rest of the day. May I suggest the caffeine nap? All you’ve got to do is drink a cup of coffee and go to sleep,...