Posts tagged ‘art’

Catharsis comes to gaming

I’ve been playing video games for 28 years, and I’ve been finishing games for about 25 (those first few Infocom games proved too tricksy for my…

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My movie bar code on the wall

I just wanted to close the loop on my recent art project–making my own movie bar code. I had it block-mounted with a black edge, and…

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Distilling the atmosphere of movies

My favourite new Tumblr blog is Movie Bar Code, which combines my affections for information visualization and movies. The creator builds images by compressing movie frames…

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My First Laptop Skin

I recently got a MacBook Air. Julie has one too, so we’re constantly mistaking hers for mine and vice versa. This seemed like a natural opportunity…

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Searching for the Profound in Social Media

I’m giving a talk at Northern Voice this year entitled From Permalink to Profound: Where is the Art in Social Media? Here’s the blurb: When an…

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The Cake is a Lie: Why Portal is a Perfect Short Story of a Game

I first watched the trailer for Portal about a year and a half ago. It kind of blew my mind. Last night I finally found some…

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Cool Water Writing Installation in Vienna

While walking around downtown Vienna, we happened upon a cool kinetic sculpture. It was a large metal frame, about the size of a soccer goal. Along…

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