Author Archives: Bradley J. Fest

About Bradley J. Fest

Bradley J. Fest is assistant professor of English at Hartwick College. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015) and The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017), and has published a number of essays on contemporary literature and culture. He blogs at The Hyperarchival Parallax.

Dear Esther Wiki

Just thought I would draw your attention to this potentially useful resource: the Dear Esther Wiki. They also have a whole page giving the entire script of Dear Esther (2012) that you might find useful.

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8-Bit Philosophy: In Which Jacques Derrida Puts Things Under Erasure (by Punching Them)

This delightful video from 8-Bit Philosophy just came across my news feed and I thought I would share it. It is a surprisingly cogent explanation (if oversimplification) of Jacques Derrida’s thinking, which is often called “deconstruction.” There are many other videos on … Continue reading

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Videogames and Ebola

The radio program New Tech City has a program on videogames and epidemics, and what videogames (like World of Warcraft) can teach us about preventing or containing Ebola.[1] [1] On World of Warcraft and epidemics, see the “corrupted blood” incident.

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In Defense of Gamers

Jacobin just posted a very interesting (and potentially quite controversial) article, “In Defense of Gamers,” by Peter Frase. An excerpt: “Gaming doesn’t have a problem; capitalism has a problem. Rather than seeing them simply as immoral assholes or deluded consumerists, … Continue reading

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Jodi’s Net.Art

Just thought I’d give a little taste of Net.Art from Jodi. This is found at http://wwwwww.jodi.org/day66/exe.html.

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Extra Credit: Patrick Jagoda Gives Keynote Talk at Debating Visual Knowledge Conference

I just found out that Patrick Jagoda is giving one of the keynote addresses at this weekend’s Debating Visual Knowledge Conference. The conference is multi-disciplinary and is being put on by graduate students in the History of Art and Architecture … Continue reading

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Ello, an Alternative to Facebook

The New Yorker just published a piece by Vauhini Vara on the new social network, Ello, titled, “Ello’s Anti-Facebook Movement.” Here’s an excerpt from the article that provides a pretty quick rundown (that sounds very anti-Circle as well): “[Ello] published, on the … Continue reading

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