Monthly Archives: June 2010

Speculating Capitalist Realism

Capitalist Realism is the name of a rather new book by Mark Fisher, author of the K-Punk blog. Between the book’s quite stylish covers and in a relatively small number of pages Fisher outlines the pervasive, totalising power of capitalist … Continue reading

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Name them alphabetically!

This was the first thing I saw when I woke up this morning. Totally made my day. Video Games | HAWP | Far Cry 2 HD XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii

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On Formspring

I joined Formspring to examine the practices and implications of a particular social technology, as it falls generally inside the area of study I am focussing on with my PhD. Formspring seemed like a good opportunity to practice analysing the … Continue reading

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Inconsolable Embarrassment

Embarrassment and regret, two closely related and often intertwined emotions, present a common theme associated with my videogame game console ownership. It started with the SEGA MegaDrive (SEGA Genesis to our North American readers) – a great game system. However … Continue reading

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3am

I woke up at 3am in a sweat; my mind flailing about in all directions – disconcertingly ungrounded. If there’s one sure fire way to ensure that I have nightmares, it’s to drift off to sleep with God on my … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about tropical dictatorships

I finally downloaded the game Tropico. It’s unique in the very non-pejorative sense. It’s not, like, sublime . . . but it’s good enough to make me wonder why it didn’t get more attention on release. It seems also that … Continue reading

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