Monthly Archives: December 2007

Cognitive Dissonance

Whenever we interact with a thing, be it animal, vegetable, human or other, we form, by trial-and-error, a certain agreeement on the meaning of the symbols we use. This may be anything from the words that compose a language, to … Continue reading

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Queen's Professor compares video games to cocaine

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=165016 Wow. I’ll think up a more thorough response to this later. But in the meantime: – The most advanced game the author ever played is Tetris, which somehow gives him license to condemn the entire medium. – Video games … Continue reading

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Narrative and Fido

Two nights ago, I watched Fido, a 2006 Canadian zombie film, with my housemate John. This post is about narrative and exposition in that movie, which is definitively the best Canadian movie I’ve ever seen (if you ignore the bilingualism … Continue reading

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Encroaching Automata (but, you know, in a good way)

Holy wow, Google Reader is now making recommendations.

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