Authoritative Online Editions

Sites like the Blake archive mark an important point of departure from expensive clothbound volumes available in university libraries — and unique items in private collections — to high-resolution facsimiles freely available to anyone with Internet access. Even the nonspecialist (like me) can easily spend hours appreciating Blake’s aesthetic achievement beyond reading the unadorned transcriptions of his poems one might find in an anthology. The editors have performed a great…

The planet's burning. Let's party!

‘One approach to seeing the future is through scenarios — carefully crafted “what if?” stories that let us imagine several different outcomes’, the book says. It suggests holding a ‘scenario party’ (seriously) where you can ‘pool the imaginations and experiences of your friends’. In short: we have no idea what the future will look like, but let’s knock about some shocking ‘what if?’ scenarios over a glass of wine to…

Not likely sent: The Remington-Hearst ''telegrams''

W. R. Hearst, New York Journal, N.Y.: “Everything is quiet. There is no trouble here. There will be no war. I wish to return. “Remington.” “Remington, Havana: “Please remain. You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war. “W. R. Hearst.” –Not likely sent: The Remington-Hearst ”telegrams” (W. Joseph Campbell, PhD | Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly) Campbell deconstructs this oft-quoted but thinly sourced anecdote about the power of yellow journalism.…

The Teaching Game: Part One – Transitioning

If I’m working on a project, it’s my dream. I’m not toiling away in a dank quarry, hauling blocks across miles of boiling sand to build someone else’s pyramid. If you’re going to grind your life away in a masochistic profession – and make no mistake, game development is unadulterated masochism – I say to you this: make it mean something. Spend your life making meaning. Create things that excite…