Postmaterialist constructivism and predialectic structuralism

“Reality is dead,” says Marx; however, according to d’Erlette[1] , it is not so much reality that is dead, but rather the futility, and some would say the fatal flaw, of reality. However, the economy, and thus the rubicon, of postmaterialist constructivism which is a central theme of Tarantino’s Jackie Brown is also evident in Pulp Fiction, although in a more self-fulfilling sense. Many theories concerning predialectic structuralism may be…

Online Gamer Stabbed for Selling Cyber-Saber

A Shanghai online game player stabbed to death a competitor who sold his cyber-sword, the China Daily said Wednesday, creating a dilemma in China where no law exists for the ownership of virtual weapons. –Online Gamer Stabbed for Selling Cyber-Saber (Reuters|My Way) But it wasn’t the stabbing that created the dilemma, it was the victim’s act of selling the sword (which the article says was “jointly won” by the victim and…

Diversity Mongers Target the Web

Imagine someone coping with real discrimination – a black tanner, say, in 1897 Alabama. To expand his business, he needs capital and access to markets beyond the black business corridors in the south. Every white lender has turned him down, however, and no white merchant will carry his leather goods, even though they are superior to what is currently on the market. Tell that leather maker that an alternative universe…

Keyboard Is Mightier Than Sword

Whether solving mysteries in text-based adventure games or slaying dragons by phone in multi-user role-playing games, many players still name the written word as their weapon of choice. –Jacob Ogles –Keyboard Is Mightier Than Sword (Wired) Rather than wallow in text-only nostalgia, this piece places text games in the context of modern 3D gaming, so it’s a refreshing take on a familiar subject.