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If the geeks control popular media, do we win by default? There are clearly a bunch of us in writers’ rooms, at any rate, because fake-yet-plausible board games are cropping up in television shows left and right. Continue reading
CC photo by Mi Mitrika
My friend Dan Hon has gotten me hooked on TinyLetter, which another friend of ours called “artisanal penpals”. Dan is using it as a near-daily writing exercise; I’m using it as a something between a blog post and a sort of longer, more themed Twitter. I’m doing it weekly, and I’m enjoying the pace.
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When I received a strange email on February 3rd, I had never heard of the Gigapixel ArtZoom, “an interactive multi-billion-pixel panoramic image celebrating the arts in Seattle.”
The email told me there was a hidden puzzle in this “Where’s Waldo of Seattle” and asked for my help solving it; I didn’t know if it was a legitimate plea for help or a message from the game’s creators, but I couldn’t resist finding out more. Continue reading
Last weekend, my friends and I made a perception-inspired game in 48 hours as part of the Global Game Jam. It’s a game for three people, played across two iPad screens and a pair of headphones, that forces everyone to interpret and share information about the game being played. Continue reading
For my 29th birthday, my friends threw me a surprise party inspired by the elaborate, enchanting midnight dinners from Erin Morgenstern’s novel The Night Circus. Continue reading