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