“Universalization is a colonialist heritage.” An interview with video game curator Isabelle Arvers

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Isabelle Arvers is a curator, art critic and artist specialized in independent video games. She is also the Director of Kareron, a non-profit organization that supports artistic and educational projects in the fields of art, digital creation and video games. Momo Pixel, Hair Nah (photo) Georgie Roxby Smith, 99 Problems [WASTED], GTAV intervention, 2014 To…

Ruanda, 25 Jahre später. Ein Völkermord und der Versuch seiner Aufarbeitung (Teil II)

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Mehr als drei Jahre Bürger­krieg, dazu ein Völker­mord mit mindes­tens 500.000 Ermor­deten, Millionen Flücht­linge und ein Land im Schock­zu­stand, in dem vom Tod gezeich­neten Menschen, bapfuye baha­gazi, umher­irrten – wie sollte da in Ruanda eine sinn­volle Perspek­tive von Sicher­heit und Frieden eröffnet werden? Die Über­gangs­re­gie­rung, die in Ruanda nach dem Völker­mord einge­setzt wurde, signa­li­sierte durch ihre…

A Gorgeous Orchestral Tribute to the Late Keith Flint of The Prodigy

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The Kaleidoscope Orchestra of Manchester, U.K. performed an absolutely gorgeous medley of The Prodigy songs in tribute to the late, great Keith Flint who passed away on March 4, 2019, possibly due to suicide. This heartfelt compilation included “Out of Space”, “Omen”, “Spitfire”, “No Good (Start the Dance)”, “Breathe” and “Firestarter”. In April we recorded…

How Elements of the Classic Hero’s Journey Live Within the Iconic Led Zeppelin Song ‘Stairway to Heaven’

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Noah LeFevre of Polyphonic has taken an extensive look into the iconic Led Zeppelin song Stairway to Heaven. Despite its somewhat ubiquity throughout the years, the music and lyrics are those of absolute transcendental genius. LeFevre reads the song as an abstract interpretation of the classic hero’s journey as defined by author Joseph Campbell in…

Personal Narrative at the Expense of Fact: Ariel Saramandi’s Essay on the Alt Right

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Personal Narrative at the Expense of Fact: Ariel Saramandi’s Essay on the Alt Right byJonathan Church Posted on May 25, 2019May 25, 2019 An earnest and moving essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books about the alt right in Mauritius is sadly plagued by lazy factual errors that undermine its intellectual integrity, and irresponsibly…

The Mueller Report Released as a Free Well-Formatted eBook

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Boing Boing writes: „Back in April, Andrew Albanese from Publishers Weekly wrote a column deploring the abysmal formatting in the DoJ’s release of the Mueller Report, and publicly requesting that the Digital Public Library of America produce well-formatted ebook editions, which they have now done!“ The Digital Public Library of America adds: The Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference…