P. Levy, “The Four Spaces”

Levy has some trippy writing. It is also very captivating and he seems to have fun while writing theory, something that I think the stoic field of theory and research could use some more of. In The Four Spaces he divides the history of man into…wait for it…four spaces: the Earth,...

I Should Really Take Notes

I have watched a crazy large portion of the GDC (Game Developers Conference) online content. Thankfully Drexel has an account for students that gets full access. Unfortunately because I went through so much of it in a relatively small period of time, I can’t easily recall what the talks...

The Value of Burning Books

Through reading Walter Benjamin’s work, the idea of what constitutes uniqueness and the value that we put on the original piece of some artwork or object was investigated using the term “aura”. In digital media the concept of aura is much more difficult to find, files can be duplicated...

Asian Cock-Fight

So I’ve decided that in order to get some more views on my site I should title my posts in slightly more abstract ways to conform to more popular internet searches. In this case, the post is actually about the League of Legends World Championship that happened last weekend....

My First Graduate Level Essay!

Why New Media Theory: an In-Your-Face Interface Investigation Jonathan R. Ahnert DIGM-501-001 Midterm Abstract: Illustration of the potential that theory has in the field of digital media will be attempted through the definition of its constituents and in response to influential authors. Digital media will be classified as “beginning...

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

This is a hand animated movie that has been 8 years in the making. It looks visually astounding and really brings something different to feature length film. It seems to have a lot of the charm I’ve seen in some independent animations and I’m looking forward to both the...

I Think I’m an Academic

I was reading through a book assigned by Glen Muschio, the professor of my graduate level theory class, and I actually found it engaging and immersive. The language (while at times unnecessarily flowery) never lost me or distracted from the message. In fact, I was so enthralled that upon...