A Game as Literary Tutorial

A Game as Literary Tutorial

Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers

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When he was an immigrant boy growing up in New Jersey, the writer Junot Díaz said he felt marginalized. But that feeling was dispelled somewhat in 1981 when he was in sixth grade. He and his buddies, adventuring pals with roots in distant realms — Egypt, Ireland, Cuba and the Dominican Republic — became “totally sucked in,” he said, by a…

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What do data brokers really know about us?

What types of information are companies gathering about you? How can they use this information, or even trade it?

Coincidence Control Network: File #069 - All Kinds of Sexy!

Coincidence Control Network: File #069 – All Kinds of Sexy!

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This week: We salute the changing of the guard at DisInfo, Bad vibes in Isla-Town, Vlad the Impaler found!, Washington hippy news, Ouija boards now on the NHS, Get that vag in shape!, Soooo Normcore, Spotty Mars logic, and get your folk on with shirley Collins.

Personnel –  Kim MonaghanFrater Isla, and Ken Eakins

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  • Farewell, Matt Staggs –

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ARGFest Hosts 10-Year Reunion for Bee Enthusiasts in Portland | ARGNet: Alternate Reality Gaming Network

ARGFest Hosts 10-Year Reunion for Bee Enthusiasts in Portland | ARGNet: Alternate Reality Gaming Network

Ten years ago, the website for Margaret’s House of Bees started acting strangely. Many of the site’s images were glitched beyond recognition, and nonsensical text covered up articles about the Napa Valley-based apiary.
While many of the people who gathered to troubleshoot a bee enthusiast’s website refer to themselves as “Beekeepers”, a passion for the cultivation of honey wasn’t the only reason…

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A comically incomplete exhibition | Arts & Culture | spiked

A comically incomplete exhibition | Arts & Culture | spiked

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The Beano was more rebellious than today’s gothic graphic novels, but the British Library’s Comics Unmasked ignores it.

There is no denying that Alan Moore has had a big influence on visual culture and film in recent times. Comic-book artist Moore’s graphic novel, V for Vendetta, told the story of Guy Fawkes-masked revolutionaries that was reworked into a hit film and eventually became the motif…

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Coincidence Control Network: File #068 - HAARPing on!

Coincidence Control Network: File #068 – HAARPing on!

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This week: HAARPing back to the old days, Dead or Alive…or meditating?, Slender goings on, Freeze creep!. Farewell Rick Mayall, The Revenge of the Russian Yeti!, and Football has a new enemy!

PersonnelKim Monaghan, Frater Isla, and Ken Eakins

Links:

  • Farewell, Sweet HAARP. I Already Miss You Link
  • Court to decide if guru is dead or just in deep meditation – Link
  • Slender Man Stabbings LinkLinkLi…

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“Trinity And The Manhattan Project” Combines Alternate Reality Game And Music

Men Moi’s “Trinity And The Manhattan Project” will serve as an alternate reality game combining music that will enable people and players to interact with transmedia storytelling, using the real world as its platform to deliver creative perceptions and stories through actions and ideas.

“Trinity And The Manhattan Project” Combines Alternate Reality Game And Music

Men Moi’s “Trinity And The Manhattan Project” will serve as an alternate reality game combining music that will enable people and players to interact with transmedia storytelling, using the real world as its platform to deliver creative perceptions and stories through actions and ideas.

Coincidence Control Network: File #067 - Weaponised Silence

Coincidence Control Network: File #067 – Weaponised Silence

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This week: California’s mayor bullies bullies, That ain’t no Yeti. Uri Geller…sigh, German Cat slinging, HR Dieder…too soon?, Florida: the endless story machine, plus much more.

Personnel –  Kim MonaghanFrater Isla, and Joe Nolan

Links

  • CA Mayor to Bullying Victims: “Grow a Pair” Link
  • Is Yeti a Bear? – Link
  • Uri Geller’s Spoon Gorilla Link
  • German Cat-Weapons of the Middle Ages – Link
  • Goodbye…

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Jack Nightingale Triology By Stephen Leather

Jack Nightingale Triology By Stephen Leather

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1 – NIGHTFALL
‘You are going to Hell, Jack Nightingale.’ They are the words that ended Jack Nightingale’s career as a negotiator with the Metropolitan Police. But two years later, when Nightingale is a struggling Private Eye, the words come back to haunt him. Nightingale discovers that he was adopted at birth and that his real father, a confirmed Satanist, sold Nightingale’s soul to a demon from…

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Occult Origins: Hakim Bey’s Ontological Post-Anarchism

Occult Origins: Hakim Bey’s Ontological Post-Anarchism

Joseph Christian Greer

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Convention concerning the beginning of Post-anarchist discourse locates its origin in Hakim Bey’s work in the 1980s; however, no commentator has sufficiently analyzed the thoroughly spiritualized anarchism upon which it is based, termed “Ontological Anarchism,” nor the group that promoted it, the Association of Ontological Anarchism. This article draws…

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