The Grumpy Gamer (Ron Gilbert, creator of some great old Lucasarts adventure games) goes off on cutscenes: “There is a very different visual and structural language needed to tell a story in an interactive and malleable environment. You can’t just lift that structure from a linear form like […]
Carol Borden was editor of and a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She is currently an editor at and evil overlord for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art. She has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and she has a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books including: Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”
Nick’s Flick Picks puts Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at the top of the list for 2004: “Popcorn-munchers, digital video enthusiasts, bleeding-heart romantics, dyed-in-the-wool Eeyores, pot-heads, mad hatters, and the Friends of Alexander Pope finally have a movie they can enjoy together.”
There’s an interesting interview with an actress in ilovebees, a “search opera” run to promote Halo 2 that was more innovative than the shooter itself (probably in no small part due to novelist Sean Stewart‘s involvement).
The four editors at Revolution SF have their say about What is Best in Life 2004: “It’s almost overwhelming, really, to think about how mainstream and blasé everyone has become about Geek Culture… If anything, all of these movies, books, TV shows, and what-not are proof that We […]
Hard to believe someone might believe this was real: History of Robots in the Victorian Era. A retrospective of lesser-known sf of the 19th century.
Slate pans Michael Crichton’s new book, State of Fear: “Crichton is like a college professor who insists on lecturing 10 minutes after the class period ends, when his students are edging toward the door.”