Category Archive: Thing a Month

Apr 01 2015

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 2015

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 01 2015

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 2015

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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Feb 04 2015

Henchman Worries

Mike embezzled some money from the bank he once managed and served two years in minimum security prison. After that, he took the only opportunities he could get, determined to live down the mistake. There was a break-in at the warehouse where he found work, and the bosses blamed a foreman named Otto, who had …

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