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DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: Forward to the Past: Nostalgia for Handwriting in Scribblenauts and The World Ends with You

I might be able to use this in my “Media and Culture” class next term. The handwritten word or the hand-drawn line is a material object as well as a sign — as is whimsically demonstrated in the silent cartoon “Comicalamities” (1928), where Otto Messmer draws Felix the Cat in pen, and Felix then starts to behave independently and interact with his creator. By writing with pen and paper, one…

Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part I is beautiful but hard to watch – HitFix.com

No, I’ll never watch any Twilight films, but I will enjoy reading reviews of the Twilight films. Perhaps the single funniest thing that I’ve seen happen as a result of the popularity of “Twilight” is that horror sites run stories on it now. Horror sites. “Twilight” is to real horror as cotton candy is to real food. But only if the cotton candy is spun out of arsenic and crystal…

Cracking the BBC’s Code at Bletchley Park | Magazine | Wired.com

Some people have taken in The Code passively, by simply watching the broadcast episodes; some have played the Flash games as casual gamers; some have turned their hand to real-world exploration or artistic photography for the Prime Number Challenge; some have used pen and paper to individually work out the classic puzzles; some have turned their talents to creating spaces for group problem-solving, and others have collaborated in those spaces.…

Kindle Fire: An open letter to Jeff Bezos • The Register

As you are probably aware, you cannot side-load or run any Google app that requires a login on the Kindle Fire. That means no Gmail, Google+, Google Voice (I need to text my peeps) or Google Docs. I should have carefully researched the Amazon app store before I bought the Kindle Fire. I falsely assumed that since you built the Kindle Fire to run Google’s operating system, Google apps would…