Category Archives: The Guardian

Kill Me Later

By A.A. BENJAMIN   Braid seems like it was made by some guy who was slighted by love and needed a place to vent. And…I like that. The idea of a forgiving game creates a zone of warmth and comfort that propels game exploration. Braid is an escape and an innovative game style that has the […] Continue reading

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​”The Scientific Life” in Real Life: Steven Shapin and “Popular” Science

Killian C. Quigley draws a comparison between Steven Shapin’s The Scientific Life and Martin Robbins’s article “Scientists say…”, detailing the relationship between scientific progress and its popular perception. Robbins’s article focuses on the journalistic spread of misinformation, which can lead to misconceptions of science by the public. Meanwhile, Shapin’s purpose is to reevaluate the individual’s […] Continue reading

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Contrucido ergo sum

“I cut, therefore I am.” A play-on words of the famous phrase “Cogito Ergo Sum,” and an appropriate one for the continued discussion of test-tube food. This time, Killian C. Quigley draws sources from Donna Haraway’s Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan©_Meets_Oncomouse™ and Tim Hayward’s “Would you eat lab-grown meat?” in order to illustrate how the question of how our […] Continue reading

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We Can Build Panda Burgers: A. melanoleuca, Simulacrum

Hailsham’s system of rearing clones to be used as organ transplant donors evokes strong imagery of agricultural and livestock-raising practices, Killian C. Quigley notes. But the methodology and implementation of the system, including the non-clone citizens’ attitude towards the clones, is something entirely non-organic. In his post, Quigley compares the system of organ donation to […] Continue reading

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