A rundown of some contributions to Joellyn Rock’s beta-testing project involving simulation and interaction in Virtual Environments.
The Selfie: Arguably most everyone with a smartphone has snapped a photo of themselves and posted it online.
"In his #SelfieClass: Writing 150: Writing and Critical Reasoning: Identity and Diversity, Mark Marino is looking to engage his first-year writing students into thinking more intensely about themselves and the world around them.
“Selfies provide a fun and deceptively trivial opportunity to consider how we represent ourselves, how we are read, and how those images circulate to form online communities,” he said…"
Internet mob offers lesson on how not to stage an alternate-reality game. From Campaign US
"On April 14, someone calling himself Sean began posting the contents of a mysterious, rusted storage locker he bought from eBay on his brand new Tumblr, A Curious Find.
"My name is Sean and this is my first blog. I started it because I came across something I feel I just have to share… and on the off chance someone reads this who has some answers or information about it, please contact me!"
Now that Showtime’s Twin Peaks reboot is back on with David Lynch once again at the helm, we’ve got a little breathing room for nostalgia. So here’s your first dose. The team behind the web project And the World was Paper has recreated the tense but beautiful Twin Peaks title sequence using nothing but paper…
Why I won’t swap GoT porn & Sansa rape for Dany & her dragons anymore.
Big discussions happening re. this Sunday’s episode & I was struck by the way the narrative structure of GoT leverages the complicity of the audience, see sawing between repulsive scenes & the fantastic…