This is the last piece in my three part series about Video Games and Art. After sitting down with Patricia Taxxon last week, discussing the topic of Games as Art, and in particular the late Roger Ebert's opinions on the subject I wanted to finally outline a social historical theory of Games and how they actually relate to Art.
What is cool about the Microcosm is that it can be both alien and familiar, for me the snail is decidedly on the familiar side. Let us imagine...
Crossing the Dnieper: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and the West’s Response
Russia's geographic security concerns should be taken seriously, but does that mean that the west needs to "fold" on Ukraine? Is a compromise still possible?
Varoufakis' Techno-Feudalism On digital Fiefdom and Post-Capitalist Desire. I believe it was around a year ago that Yanis Varoufakis, the iconoclastic former finance minister of Greece, posited that we have moved “beyond capitalism” and into something worse. Now whether it’s techno- or neo-, comparisons between the present state and feudalism such as Bull’s neo-medievalism are hardly new.
The Positive Potential of the Taliban in Power.
The cries over the defeat of the West, and with it human rights, are loud... yet, are the Taliban as bad as we think? Or can they lead Afghanistan into a future or prosperity?
The Road Ahead
24.06.2021 Edit 30.06:The Poetic Fragments are now published! With the blog launched, some might wonder where we are heading and what to expect. One post to expect sometime next week is definitely going to be "Poetic Fragments" which will be, as the title suggests, fragments of poetry. As for other art related posts I will… Continue reading The Road Ahead
Preliminary Thoughts on Immigration
It is largely true that immigration is beneficial for long term economic growth though it should be said that high skilled...