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Killing civilians in computer games

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Around three weeks ago this story appeared on geek/gamer news sites; “Leaked Modern Warfare 2 Footage Shocks – Game play from the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which appears to cast players in the role of a terrorist, has caused a maelstrom on the Internet.” I didn’t bother looking into it at the… Read more »

On the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement treaty

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“Here’s a 20-minute, must-see lecture on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement — the secret copyright treaty currently being negotiated, which stands to fatally wound all user-generated content sites from mailing lists to YouTube; which stands to criminalize kids for noncommercial file-sharing; which stands to put your internet connection in jeopardy if anyone in your house is… Read more »

High on science

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After a few ciders during a viewing of the hour long ‘A Universe From Nothing’ by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009 on the curiosities of cosmology at a Richard Dawking Foundation event, I return to the the glorious creations of John Boswell (aka melodysheep on YouTube), who edited, vocoded and accompanied various video clips on the… Read more »

Some press regarding Samhuinn

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A few brief notes. Disclaimer: My views are not that of Beltane Fire Society, thank you! Google News search gives; Beltane good way to mark the coming of winter days Sacrificing clarity for an awful pun with the headline there. Some unfortunately incorrect statements which handily come in order of ‘wut?’; “stilt-walkers dressed as crows… Read more »

Things and Stuff – What’s left of October and a bit more

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?? Dialogues: The Omega Workshop Saturday, 10 October 2009 at 18:00 – Sunday, 25 October 2009 at 17:00 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Patriothall (Wasps), Hamilton Place This year?s Dialogues presents, new work by Emily Fogarty and Ewan Sinclair produced under the title ?Omega Workshop?. Appropriating the name from the Bloomsbury Group?s design enterprise, both artists have… Read more »