topical media & game development

talk show tell print

eliminating complexity


"Learning how to not fool ourselves is, I'm sorry to say, something that we haven't specifically included in any particular course that I know of. We just hope you've caught it by osmosis." Richard Feynman

the media equation

We regularly exploit the media equation for enjoyment for the willing suspension of our critical faculties. Theatre is the projection of a story through the window of a stage, and typically the audience gets immersed in the story as if it was real.


"Engineering is the art of moulding materials we do not wholly understand ... in such a way that the community at large has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance." A. R. Dykes.

dust or magic

from: Dust or Magic

The best thing is to empower yourself. But before you can do that, you need to understand what you are doing -- which is a surprisingly novel thing to do.

there is no theory of creativity

techniques for producing ideas

general rules

(C) Æliens 04/09/2009

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