Let’s talk about systems. And other stuff. It’s time to dive into What I’ve Been Reading!
- Last week, I linked to a provocative editorial by Ian Bogost which argued that video games are better when they focus on systems rather than characters. At his blog Click Nothing, veteran game designer Clint Hocking argues that Bogost has presented a false dichotomy.
- Writing for Pitchfork, Sarah Sahim argues that indie music, even the acts with an activist bent, has largely ignored people of colour. As a response, David Greenwald of Rawkblog explains that Pitchfork itself is part of the problem. As a brown person who enjoys indie music, this is an issue that matters a lot to me, and so I’m glad we’re starting to have these conversations.
- Finally, writing for Cracked, Amanda Mannen and Dana Page explain what it’s like living with prosopagnosia, a.k.a. face blindness.
Firefox is putting a little red squiggle under “prosopagnosia.” It’s a word, damn it! Anyway, I’ll see y’all next week. Same time, same place.