Archive for September, 2006
September 28th, 2006

While helping out at Crossroads this Saturday, I ran into ITP student Dan Albritton, who’s apparently taking some time off to work on I’m in like with you (website presumably pending), a “digital flirting game”.  Dan says the idea is to improve on social networks like MySpace or online dating services by letting guys compete for girls’ attention.  […]

September 26th, 2006

The 2006 Come Out & Play Festival has come out and gone.  Scott and I are home safely in wonderfully-unpaved upstate New York.  We have acquired t-shirts. What can be said of the festival?  Unfortunately, not too much.  Friday night we skipped the opening hoopla for an absolutely amazing dance/music performance inspired, so it would seem, by area/code‘s […]

September 22nd, 2006

Forgive me for my love of “Lost”. Then again, don’t. It’s a cultural phenomenon; it deserves analysis just like anything else. Even if I am counting down the days until Oct. 4. Anyways, let’s talk about the Others. Or first, let’s talk about being stranded on a tropical island. It’s a common motif. And what […]

September 20th, 2006

The first ever Come Out and Play Festival, a whole weekend dedicated to “street games”, is starting up this Friday in Manhattan.  Scott and I are volunteering on Saturday–a morning with Eyebeam, an afternoon with Sonic Body Pong, then over to play with area/code‘s personal baby, Crossroads.  Check out the site for a full list […]

September 14th, 2006

Fighting zombies in malls might be old news, but malls themselves are still pretty strange. I mean, think about it: They’re big, they’re self-contained, they’re essentially biodomes–commercial reflections of our larger worlds. Which makes them cool, but creepy, like alternate universes.  Besides, they beg the question: Given wacko circumstances, could I survive here alone?  Plunder […]

September 12th, 2006

Being a fan can be a pretty intense experience; video gamers can attest to that.  But different types of fandom affect us in different ways, and inspire us to express our love differently: whether we’re baking Link cakes, wearing old-school Mario shirts, or laying awake at night dreaming of Samus Aran and her wild blond mane. […]

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