Broadening The Mind – Flying machines and art

In Ancient Greek literature sudden and vast travel occurred regularly. As the nomadic and expansive ideas of the writers of that era sought to understand their world through travel they often created mystical methods of transcontinental journeying. Great waves tore Odysseus and his crew from his homeland, and the wings that Daedalus built helped him… Read More Broadening The Mind – Flying machines and art

Beg, Borrow, Steal – Art, copyright and the internet

When Shakespeare plays were originally performed, it was not allowed for audience members to bring in paper for fear that they would write down and steal the plays. To counter this, furtive audience members would go to performances and each remember different sections of the plays, then meet later and write down all they could… Read More Beg, Borrow, Steal – Art, copyright and the internet

Fool’s Mate – Language and storytelling in games

Once upon a time two armies assembled, opposed to one another on a battlefield. The crystal army, led by a foolish king, charged their king’s guard forward without thinking of the consequences. They left their king open to attack… In “A Course On General Linguistics“(1916) Ferdinand de Saussure made comparisons between chess and language. Saussure… Read More Fool’s Mate – Language and storytelling in games