Tourist With a Typewriter

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Tag: Computers

What Has YouTube Done for Me Lately?

In 2006, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year was “You.” The issue was a celebration of the new interactive internet, Web 2.0. This was my response. 

Hey you. Yes, YOU. Congratulations. Time Magazine has just named YOU their Person of the Year for 2006. There you are, smiling back at yourself from the mirror on the cover. You should really rethink that piercing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Greetings From Second Life!

Everything is virtual, wish you were here.

An altered version of this was published in C-VILLE Weekly and In Weekly on 1/8/2008.

Existenz MoviestillsTed: I’m feeling a little disconnected from my real life. I’m kinda losing touch with the texture of it. You know what I mean? I actually think there is an element of psychosis involved here. – From eXistenZ

David Cronenberg’s movie eXistenZ, released in 1999, (the same year as The Matrix), is a movie about a virtual reality video game. The film asks how, if virtual reality looks just like regular reality, can we tell the two apart? eXistenZ does not provide an answer. It does, however, have a lot in common with current virtual reality phenomenon Second Life. Read the rest of this entry »

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