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Do I need to use this microphone? 

Yes. Use it. The answer is always yes. Everyone does not have a perfect hearing. We have microphones for a reason.

For #OAWeek, we dive into the fight between academic publisher, Elsevier, and the researchers who are calling foul over their resistance to open access.

Presentation in Helsinki about play 

Next Monday, I will be presenting as part of the Schoooooool With Many Holes in the Over Realism Conference about the transformative potential of play. It's free, if you happen to be in Helsinki.

game studies presentation 

We're having our project's seminar today and this means starting the day with sandwiches while listening to a keynote about food in Dwarf Fortress.

software gripe 

I hate Adobe Digital Editions with a passion. The only way to read digital books from the university is to use ADE, but it simply doesn't work even in the best of circumstances. I wonder what the IT support would think if I asked for software to rip DRM off books?

Book on non/posthuman things available for download 

The book claims to be open access to me, but only when I look at it from out university network.

I'm not sure if this is a technical glitch or some Taylor & Francis bullshit, but I'll look into it.

In the mean time, if you want a copy, tell me and I'll send it to you.

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Book on non/posthuman things available for download 

The book "Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture," including my chapter on imagining alien experiences in videogames, is openly available for a limited time. If non/posthuman perspectives is your thing, go download it.

* SQL injection baby
* AI-adversarial genome editing
* AGPL in your DNA to make it Google resistant

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A CRISPR baby but the only change is that there is an SQL injection attack coded in to the genome so that if it is ever sequenced, it drops all the tables in the company database

Unfinished Swan, Untitled Goose, Christmas Duck: A Brief Ludology of Anatidae


I started preparing a presentation for tomorrow and found a presentation on that same topic I already prepared earlier. Last week I started writing an abstract and found one I wrote in 2014 that I had no memory of.

I don't know, more sleep?

Folks into interactive , have a look at this game. It came out today, I haven't tried it yet, but seems very promising. [trigger warning: suicide, grief, loss]

I set out to clean my to-read list.

Goal: -100

Current total: +1

Sarcastic, complaining 

Ah yes, travel expense claims. My favourite thing to do with my time.

Snark about AI researchers again; Strong language 

AI researchers: Actually, Asimov's three laws do not provide a good basis for artificial intelligence in real life; I have constructed the following proofβ€”

Anyone who has any capacity to do media analysis at all: Oh god, that's what you thought the point of Asimov's writing was? Oh god fuck we're doomed

AI researchers: You studied Literature? Lol I'll have fries with that

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