November 2007

Henrik Örnebring on the Alias ARGs

Henrik Örnebring, who is at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and is an ARG researcher that I covered in the 2006 IGDA ARG SIG Whitepaper (see this pub page), has published his essay on the ARGs created for the US TV show Alias. The essay, 'Alternate Reality Gaming and Convergence Culture' is…

Fictional Interfaces

Mark Coleran creates fictional interfaces for film and TV. He has a great showreel online. Adverlab also linked to Michael Schmitz's academic paper on Human Computer Interaction in Science Fiction Movies, and Jakob Nielson's Usability in Movies Bloopers. [image from Mark Coleran's website]

New Website: Critical Code Studies

Mark Marino, my lovely colleague at, has started a website championing 'Critical Code Studies'. It is a 'forum for resources, discussion, and demonstrations of the interpretation of computer code'. This may be a surprise to some, but for many years artists, programmers and researchers of both stripes, have been researching (among other things) the…
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