Things That Have Caught My Attention

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s2e21: Hello babies; Post-Apocalyptic Duolingo; Recreational Capitalism

0.0 Sitrep I don’t know what to put here, so I had my slug puppy neural net shadow self prepare a few words: There is the very least something like The Next Generation Between America – I had a weak signal with the hard written about what the tweet is that it’s not a connections […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Four: Depth, Not Breadth 

0.0 Sitrep 8:08pm on a Tuesday night and it’s still warm in Portland. There’s a giant moon outside. Thinking about Alien: Isolation and Shadow of Mordor, two “next generation” videogames that whilst not necessarily *looking* much better (traditionally the main benefit of a generational shift in videogame technology) nonetheless appear to be *playing* differently in […]

Episode One Hundred and Seventy: Small Pieces, Loosely Joined; The New Slang 

0.0 Sitrep 4:17pm in the green room at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, watching the feed of the main stage in a place where I can listen and but also talk, catch up and slowly have my brain process the stuff that it’s been absorbing over the past forty-eight-odd hours. 1.0 Small Pieces, […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Five: They Don’t Owe You Anything; Awkwardly Specialised 

0.0 Sitrep I am covered in insect bites. Please send antihistamines. 1.0 They Don’t Owe You Anything The culmination of over ten years worth of conversations about institutions and desperately, impatiently wanting them to grasp the potential of the future, to prepare for it and to lead and instead growing up and having a major shift […]

Episode One Hundred and Fifty Seven: The Mezzanine; Doing The Job; Minimum Viable Whimsy

0.0 Station Ident 4:37pm, whilst the spare car, the one we would’ve sold by now but for the idiot accident that happened to us, is being cleaned. The strange situation where the car wash offers free wi-fi, but a hotel that costs a couple hundred dollars a night doesn’t. Because hey, customer service. Anyway. On […]