Apr 01

April Thing: The Mad Scientist Perspective

I’ve always identified with the archetype of the mad scientist, from Emmett Brown to Dr. Horrible. I admire the dedication of someone who’s not going to let anything deter them from what they want to make happen with the world, because they know they can rely on science. I don’t have any robot armies or …

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Apr 01

The Progress of Perception

Guest Post by Professor Howard Argus I understand there are some nasty rumors out there about me and the prosthetics my lab has developed. I would like to put to rest any fears out there by relating this experience from my life, which will illustrate to everyone exactly why my work is so essential. When …

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Mar 17

Temporal Relativity and RITGM

“Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.” -Obi-Wan Kenobi When I made Read If They Get Me, I was working with ways to use the perspective of the reader to change the narrative. Your relationship to the story changes based on …

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Mar 01

Thing in March

This month’s story is about the rise and fall of a social network. I was touched by the recent 99% Invisible episode about the closure of EA-Land and the rush to archive what they could of that world, and I wanted to share my own work about that experience. I wrote this last May, just …

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Mar 01

Keeping the Flames Alive

“This is so much more peaceful than Physical.” In the memory of Stonefisher’s first visit to the Lounge, she stares at everything. Her persona’s skin is the texture of granite. “Here, I won’t have the same people judging every memory I post,” she says, collapsing into a huge beanbag chair next to EverFlame. Mei’s memories …

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