The Web Means the End of Forgetting – NYTimes.com

With Web sites like LOL Facebook Moments, which collects and shares embarrassing personal revelations from Facebook users, ill-advised photos and online chatter are coming back to haunt people months or years after the fact. Examples are proliferating daily: there was the 16-year-old British girl who was fired from her office job for complaining on Facebook, “I’m so totally bored!!”; there was the 66-year-old Canadian psychotherapist who tried to enter the…

The Horror… The Horror! How Music in Horror Games Effects Player Experience

From one of my students, a blog-based presentation on music in horror games. Regardless, safety in ARG’s may not necessarily diminish the game’s terror-effects. Many horror movies and games are based upon the principles of Freud’s theory of The Uncanny, or what makes something scary (Helene Cixous, a literary critic, gives an advanced yet interesting overview of the topic).  ”The Uncanny,” can include subjects such as haunted houses, ghosts, dolls,…

‘Little Mermaid’ brings new music to the Andersen fairy tale – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The story line is similar to the Disney-movie version of the story about a mermaid who braves the forces of a sea witch to win her prince. Stage Right artistic director Anthony Marino adapted the film script for the stage with original music by David Mahokey of Connellsville, a Point Park University student, and Greg Keresten of Greensburg, a Seton Hill University student. via ‘Little Mermaid’ brings new music to…

What Comes before the Platform: The Refuse of Videogames | Play The Past

It takes a digital humanist to make this kind of argument. I don’t mean to invoke the turf-fencing debate about what the digital humanities means, I mean to honor a question that forces us to remind ourselves that we are the Eloi, the pampered elite whose world of comfort exists only because of the toil of the underground Morlocks. The makers among us can, perhaps, aim to be partially enlightened…