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From Pong to Alternate Trans-realities

Posted by in Art, Gaming

Do video games have a place in the art world? Of course they do, not only if you were to ask any of the gamers who own at least one console, PC, or smartphone themselves but the United States Supreme Court as well, according to the ruling in 2010-2011 of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association. The ruling falls under the 1st Amendment, and thus is considered creative, intellectual, emotional forms of expressions and engagement. A ban on video games would not have only imposed a great disservice to the market but…read more

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Terrorized and Flattened by Trivialities, Eaten Up by Nothing

Posted by in Philosophy, Thoughts

“Slow at the track today, my damned life dangling on the hook. I am there every day. I don’t see anybody else out there every day except the employees. I probably have some malady. Saroyan lost his ass at the track, Fante at poker, Dostoevsky at the weel. And it’s really not a matter of the money unless you run out of it. I had a gambler friend once who said, “I don’t care if I win or lose, I just want to gamble.“ I have more respect for the…read more

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Life’s Indifferences Can Be Meaningful

Posted by in Philosophy

“If life is so purposeless, do you feel that it’s worth living?” Kubrick: “Yes, for those of us who manage somehow to cope with our mortality. The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their…read more

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