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A Reflection from the Frankenstein VR Team

Coming into this project, our group felt similar to that of an oil prospector, searching a goldmine under the ground that would take time and labor to extract. While this metaphor undoubtedly seems far-fetched, what it symbolized was the feeling within our group that we had by far the most interesting and coolest project as … Continue reading “A Reflection from the Frankenstein VR Team” Continue reading

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Making an Unofficial Movie Trailer

So I chose to make a movie trailer. Initially, I thought, “piece of cake,” because of that project before where we had to make a YouTube video from start to finish and deal with copyright claims if they should arise. And then it’s Patchwork Girl. It’s a relatively obscure piece of literature over twenty years old with … Continue reading “Making an Unofficial Movie Trailer” Continue reading

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Animation as a Medium

I’ve been a huge fan of anime and animation in general for my whole life so I thought I’d use this space to share a few of my thoughts about a medium that I love.  (By the way, all the clips I added here are pretty short.) At this point, becoming enchanted by Disney’s animated … Continue reading “Animation as a Medium” Continue reading

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Podcasting — The Future of News Media

With the increasingly shortening attention span of the average person, the printed newspaper has become the least popular medium for news. News is now transmitted through a variety of different formats — such as television, internet, and video — and you would be hard pressed to find anyone that still reads the morning paper. Hell, I cannot … Continue reading “Podcasting — The Future of News Media” Continue reading

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Seveneves: The Role-Playing Game!

  [featured image taken from https://www.nealstephenson.com/news/2015/05/26/seveneves-site/%5D When you were a kid, did you ever play those games where you would look up to the sky and imagine the clouds as bunnies, dragons, or anything in between? Did you ever play the ever-popular “the floor is lava” game? If so, fantastic, because as a kid you’re … Continue reading “Seveneves: The Role-Playing Game!” Continue reading

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New Adventures in Old VR (And Vice Versa)

The Adventure Science Center, located about an eight-minute drive from campus near Fort Negley, is an incredibly fun place to explore, learn, and, in my case, work for. I was an exhibit attendant and front desk operator for ASC for quite some time, and in my tenure, I was able to witness first-hand the effects … Continue reading “New Adventures in Old VR (And Vice Versa)” Continue reading

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The Place of Video Games During Finals Season

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. What should be a wonderful and beautiful time of Christmas music and holiday cheer is spoiled by the crushing realization that we all have a lot of work to do before we can enjoy the seasonal cheer. I find the behavior of many people very interesting during … Continue reading “The Place of Video Games During Finals Season” Continue reading

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Disney and Media (for B8 due on 11/18)

In honor of our brief discussion of Disney during our class today with its relationship to art and media as well as my recent move to invest in the The Walt Disney Company, I wanted to discuss just a few of the many ways Disney advanced in media over the years.   First, let’s take a look … Continue reading “Disney and Media (for B8 due on 11/18)” Continue reading

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Troll Culture

Like most of you, I cannot get this election off of my mind. I have not been able to focus and write these blogs like I usually do without glancing at my social media every five minutes to see if some new, terrible act has been committed in his name. There is also a part … Continue reading “Troll Culture” Continue reading

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Cancer is not enough

That Dragon, Cancer deals with one of the saddest imaginable situations: losing a child.  Honestly, I have a very hard time thinking of a more depressing and emotionally significant premise for a game.  I’m usually a big sucker for story-driven, emotional games and I thought that I would really enjoy this game.  However, to my surprise I … Continue reading “Cancer is not enough” Continue reading

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