Tag Archives: Art History

The Untold History of Slimes

This essay originally appeared at Readyset Zam For many adventurers, they are the first victory. Millions die every year to help plucky young farm kids reach level 2. But what do we really know about slimes? Despite their iconic status, … Continue reading

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The Power and Failure of Art Under Oppression — A Story from Ancient Greece and Modern America

I want to tell you a story I first read in Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. A story that stuck with me long after, and helped shape how I think about art and art’s role in liberation. It is … Continue reading

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Several Thousand Years of Reploid Aesthetics: An Ethnography of the Mega Man Universe

I’m really interested in fake realities, how we think about them, how they emerge, how we decide what is a “real” fake story and what isn’t. We’re the nerdiest species in evolutionary history, obsessively connecting things that were never necessarily … Continue reading

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Mongooses, Cockatrices, Magic Plants and the Evolution of a Story

Saddle up Sonny Jim, this is a long one.

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