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Robert Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri

Fascist Cultural Co-optation: A Curious Example(0)

January 25, 2023

With a few strokes of the pen, you can turn your cultural heritage into supporting your fascist agenda.

Holy Metrics!

The Paradise Game

Game metrics made in heaven, courtesy SMBC.

Iron Dome

This Was Not a Good Week

Germania est omnis divisa in partes tres.

Video Games in der radikalisierten Gesellschaft

A Few Words on the Politics of Combating Extremism in Germany

There are three intrinsically distinct challenges for combating extremism in online media, and Germany is probably going to drop the ball on all three of them.


Basically, There Are Two Kinds of Hillary Haters

Welcome to the Paranoid Circle of Delusions and the Deplorable Steam Train.

Hashtag GamerGate

#GamerGate Isn’t Over But

We should keep our defenses up but not let GamerGate eat up our time and energy anymore. Now is a better time than ever to develop great games that make a difference.

It Feels Like It’s About Time to Say Goodbye to the Concept of “Comment Sections” for Good

Three reasons to axe “comment sections” from the internet forever.

Brianna Wu

Brianna Wu Is Third Woman Since August to Be Driven From Home by Death and Rape Threats for Views on Gaming

I like to thank Elizabeth Simins for providing this article’s headline for free.

Mediadesign Hochschule

Zum Bachelor in vier unschwierigen Schritten

Das von mir angebotene und erwartete Procedere bei Bachelor-Erstbetreuungen — unabhängig von Thema, Jahrgang, Fachbereich oder Hochschule.

The Selfish Gene vs. Genetic Accomodation, or: I Need More Popcorn!

Caveat: it helps if you’ve read The Selfish Gene, preferrably the Anniversary Edition.

A Band of Brothers and Sisters

“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.”

Resolutions / Vorsätze

Für das Jahrzehnt. Nichts für Zaghafte. / For the Decade. Not for the faint-of-heart.

Das Vierte

Transparenzgesetz: Große Mehrheit im Parlament für »Staats-Bierdeckelreform«

Apropos GEZ, GEMA, LSR, Telekommunikationsgesetz, Hartz etc. etc.

Where @astefanowitsch Gets It Right (Again), or: The Logic of Dominant Discourse

The discourse about power within every discourse about gender is moved squarely into the dominant discourse’s blind spot by the latter’s own operational logic.

Going Into Politics? You Might Want to Rethink that Undead Dreadlord of Yours

Except, of course, you’re on a Pirate ticket: then it’s not only okay, but expected.

“Have you read all these books?”

From their digital shelves on my harddisk, those books look at me no less menacingly.

What If

“It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”

Microrant: Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen

Pressemitteilung der Piratenpartei Deutschland: PIRATEN sprechen sich für Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen und Mindestlohn aus

What Is Entropy and Why Would That Be Interesting?

The state of teaching and education. One of my favorite topics.