Monthly Archives for September 2004

last email

Via Lisbeth, who’s researching the deaths of characters in online gameworlds like Everquest: The Last Email, a website that stores those emails to your loved ones (and others) with the things you could never tell them while you were still … Continue reading

30. September 2004 by Jill
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barcode battlers

At a very pleasant dinner last Tuesday with Matt Locke, Tim Wright and Martin Trickey, someone mentioned Barcode Battlers, handheld games with barcode scanners. You collect monsters by scanning groceries – real groceries, see Campbell’s soup might be the coolest … Continue reading

30. September 2004 by Jill
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blog and be heard by politicians

Kaye notes that Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of the Democrats’ candidate for Vice President in the upcoming US elections, reads blogs. And writes in the Kerry-Edwards campaign blog. Actually the whole blog is pretty interesting. Coming from a country where … Continue reading

29. September 2004 by Jill
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blogging in Iraq

Oh look, Mark Glaser’s virtual roundtable for this week includes US soldiers in Iraq who blog and Iraqi citizens who blog. Interesting.

29. September 2004 by Jill
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machine poetry

A journalist asked me about the degregation of language in electronic communications, so I told him about the eloquence of blogs and the subcultures of leet and the art of codework and machine English. I looked up a piece I … Continue reading

28. September 2004 by Jill
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how to read new media

We’re doing textual analysis and close reading this week, and while I had a nice thorough article about this in Norwegain, I needed to find an English one for our exchange students. Alan McKee has written a book called Textual … Continue reading

28. September 2004 by Jill
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my AoIR paper

The paper version of my AoIR talk on distributed narrative ended up far too long, but no matter, it’s useful to me as an initial survey of what I think distributed narrative is, and I love having started. I put … Continue reading

27. September 2004 by Jill
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terrorjesus

Terrorjesus is a hypercomic that really does have several paths through it – click the funny little curly arrows and you get a new, different page of comics. I enjoyed the loops of misunderstanding, though I only read for ten … Continue reading

27. September 2004 by Jill
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game funding in Norway

Interesting opinion piece from Rune Klevjer in Dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). It’s great that the Norwegian goverment is funding Norwegian game development now – though kind of silly that they’ll only fund kids’ games. Rune’s main point is important: games still … Continue reading

27. September 2004 by Jill
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do they think they have no women readers?

I had been wondering why women have felt the need to start up their own gadget blogs. After reading Engadget this morning, I know exactly why. First there were the weak jokes about wanting sexy “nurse bots” instead of functional … Continue reading

26. September 2004 by Jill
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