Posts tagged "Non-Fiction"

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Homo Digitalis

Homo Digitalis


During the morning of February 17th, 2008, a young animation student called Daniel Floyd uploaded his art history assignment to YouTube.



Titled Videogames and Storytelling, the ten-minute presentation was an engaging thesis on the current issues and future potential of narrative-driven interactive media. What made it special was not simply Floyd's obvious zeal for video games, but the critical integrity that shone through, and animated his passion.

"Simply put, the majority of games are poorly written. There are exceptions... but even games lauded for being literary usually have subpar writing compared to any other medium" (2:

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Fir Sapling

Fir Sapling

In the dim light of winter solstice, 2006, I was asked by my mother to bring a small hatchet and venture into the forest behind our house to cut down a Christmas tree.

Seventeen and spiritually broke, terrified of that hallmark phrase, “the real world,” I didn't want to admit that I was depressed, uncertain about what to do after graduating, and craving something deeper.

Shamanism, or what is typically referred to as such, had contained a visceral kind of magic that I instinctively connected with. Raised in an alternative school on a little island off the Canadian coast

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