Utopian Entrepreneur

Although a failed business enterprise, Laurel‘sPurple Moon seemed to do exactly what it had planned – hit it off with girls. Her idea that games should consist of relationships, values such as loyalty, love, and courage, and conflicts such as jealousy, cheating, exclusion, racism, materialism, and broken homes seems worthwhile, but as a young girl I also would have wanted some action as well. Perhaps there is a happy medium…

Another Odyssey: Design and Meaning in 2001

The moon base landing dome opens in pie slices like eye muscles, or the jagged mouth of a cyclops. Pods are not designed strictly for function but thematic meaning: who would fly one without side ports? Tunnel vision. The dark port in the white pod body is very eye-ballish. Similar also is the deep socket of Discovery’s bridge. It’s lit red early on when Bowman inhabits this superskull, later it’s…