In the future, prisoners will be forced to mine for gold 12 hours a day in a virtual world. Oh wait, that’s now, in China. The future is here, and it’s terrible.
The usability of e-readers is questioned in this post which cites a year-long study of how college students use them.
Google’s philosopher? According to Venture Beat, Google has hired a philosopher to help them think through the ethics of their business. Damon Horowitz, the philosopher, is quoted as saying, ““Ethics is hard. . . .Ethics requires thinking.”
A little girl’s dad helped her make a game. The result is Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure and it is the best thing. Sarah Elmaleh wrote up a nice explanation of why it’s such a breath of fresh air.
I wrote this review of Casey’s Contraptions, a kind of unofficial reboot of The Incredible Machine for the iPad. I liked it. I talk about why, and also a little about my early adolescence.
Three more must-reads from Kill Screen this week:
Jon Irwin brings a childhood pet back to life on his 3DS.
And then there’s this absolutely essential little work about the iPad game, Infinity Blade. That last one you should read even if you have never heard of the game. Make sure you follow the bloodlines…
Filmwell has re-launched with a new home and a new look.
Do you think the Internet makes us stupid, lonely, and/or morally and spiritually compromised? If you do, don’t tell Cathy Davidson.
One of my new favorite film blogs is Catecinem, and this article on “the cheesy, family-film aesthetic cultivated by the current crop” of Christian cinema is a perfect example of why.