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Air travel, climate, academic work 

This review of Morris' Ashtray is ostensibly about the book, but gets there via Kuhn and Kripke and delivers more than just a review.

In which @darius recommends library archives as an alternative to museums, and explains how you can access them when traveling:

#Announcement: check out #ConfTube, a #PeerTube instance dedicated to conference and community events videos.

If you are a conference organizer or speaker, feel free to contact me to get an account.

philosophy, digital culture, ethics 

My article "How to Define Games and Why We Need to" is now available from The Computer Games Journal. Struggling with game definitions? Try if this helps.


Friends into studies, interactive , and research, take a look at this for GAME - Games as Art, Media, Entertainment journal on 'agency'
"The new issue of G|A|M|E proposes a re-examination of the concept of in games. We welcome contributions that address the idea of agency (...) taking into account its interdisciplinary history and application."

Let’s talk about The North Face defacing #Wikipedia

"When The North Face exploits the trust you have in Wikipedia to sell you more clothes, you should be angry. Adding content that is solely for commercial promotion goes directly against the policies, purpose and mission of Wikipedia to provide neutral, fact-based knowledge to the world."


> my preferred operating system is that sense of lightness and liberation that comes after dropping your computer into a trash compactor

For those interesting in making education games, Realising an Applied Gaming Ecosystem (RAGE) looks like a good resource. Most of the assets made so far seem freely available at

Vegt, Wim van der, Wim Westera, Enkhbold Nyamsuren, Atanas Georgiev, and Iván Martínez Ortiz. “RAGE Architecture for Reusable Serious Gaming Technology Components.” International Journal of Computer Games Technology 2016 (2016): 1–10.

Anyway, if you happen to know of a good, non-technical explainer for that constellation of projects, a link would be much appreciated.

hilarious academic spam 

editing, power relations 



My main motivation for succeeding academically is to get a research group I can force to use plain text and git for academic writing, so I can finally have the collaboration of my dreams.

Just a reminder:

If you're in a position of power over someone in some context (e.g. work, school), even if it's not that much power, just a bit of seniority

And you "invite" people with less power to something outside of that context

It's on *you* to make sure that they know it's optional and that nothing bad will happen if they decide not to take you up on that invite

Otherwise, you might be abusing your power

A book chapter I'm writing has been listed as published, which is pretty impressive considering that I just received a copy-edited version of it for checking.

Facial recognition fails more often on nonwhite faces, but a world where that is not the case might not be a better one.

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