Topic: Gray Matter

These engagements, dubbed for our content addressing the higher Arts and fields of Academia, span Philosophy, Metaphysics, history and even the “Hard” Sciences.

  • Soundtrack to Your Escape

    Soundtrack to Your Escape

    Sonata of the Screen and Grid is an exposition on film and animation directors’ work and compositional comparison of the musicians and composers who scored them. For this piece we’ll look at the evolution of speculative fiction cinema scores and “Rise of the Synths”, dissecting their flirtation with cyberpunk style synthesizer riffs.

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  • The Mind of a Metahuman

    The Mind of a Metahuman

    What would be the psychological and sociocultural consequences of the emergence of a population of metahumans with a large and infinite variety of traits?

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  • Building a Better Predator: Zombies
  • Mythos & Majesty

    Mythos & Majesty

    In today’s installment of Zen and the Art of Screaming, we examine how, despite his faults, H.P. Lovecraft changed the way we think about—and experience—horror.

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  • Culture and Gender Norms

    Culture and Gender Norms

    Revisiting the topic of gaming once more, today we look into the evolving tribalism of gaming, gatekeeping and accessibility on multiple fronts. “Power to the Players” should be and is more than just a slogan.

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  • What’s Changed About Video Games

    What’s Changed About Video Games

    As we delve anew into our survey of games, society and their effects upon one another, it behooves to have a current “State of Play”. A snapshot of where we are, where we’ve been, and how precisely we got here.

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  • Firmware Updated – Series Conspectus

    Firmware Updated – Series Conspectus

    A journey into the nuances, culture and development of the video-game industry and its various practices. Join us on an anthropological examination of the impact the medium has had on business, modern society and its various communities, as guided by one who regularly partakes in its many facets.

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  • The Languages of Dune

    The Languages of Dune

    Dune is a legendary piece of science fiction. Much as Tolkien did for Lord of the Rings, Herbert created several new languages, adding richness to his fictional universe.

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  • Beyond the Stone Table: Aslan Before & After Martyrdom

    Beyond the Stone Table: Aslan Before & After Martyrdom

    In today’s An Algebra of Archons, we explore how C.S. Lewis’ world of Narnia is both inspired by and interwoven with Christianity, and how its symbolism merges with scientific doctrine, philosophical and ethical questions of morality—and unpack, what that all means in the context of its narrative.

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  • Everything’s Bigger in Texas?

    Everything’s Bigger in Texas?

    Welcome back to Fandom Without Borders, where we take a look at my travels across the United States and beyond in search of cities and towns that welcome nerds, geeks, and weirdos in their own ways. This installment sees us examining one of the larger cities in Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

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