Author Archives: Bradley J. Fest

About Bradley J. Fest

Bradley J. Fest lives and teaches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has published a number of scholarly essays on contemporary literature and culture, and is the author of a volume of poetry, The Rocking Chair (Blue Sketch, 2015). He blogs regularly 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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