The limits and possibilities of play.

Thanks to Networked Performance for some serious thoughts about the nature of play: whether it gives rise to a different psychological state, and how this might be used to transform lives through artistic practice, or misused to market Microsoft products. These ideas might apply to all games and many types of simulation. This piece was…

Hubble and internet black holes.

Hubble is an interesting project from the Uiversity of Washington which monitors and reports on internet black holes. These are “situations where advertised paths exist to the destination, but messages – a request to visit a Web site, an outgoing e-mail – get lost along the way.” Since September 17, 2007, Hubble has found 887,917…