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The Pleasures of Objectification

or LAZA KNITEZ!! as Carpentry, Pt. II     “An obvious question, then: must scholarly productivity take written form? Is writing the most efficient and appropriate material for judging academic work? If the answer is yes, it is so only by convention.” “When we spend all of our time reading and writing words— or plotting […]

US Tour 2013

I have a couple of thousand-word journal posts which I’m contractually obligated to file in the next ten days or so.  Gotta get them ECTS, you know.  In case you missed it, I also recently published a recap of our experiences last year as winners of the 2012 Nordic Indie Sensation Award for Copenhagen Game Collective. Before […]

Gender in League of Legends, Pt. I:

I’ve been getting back into League of Legends for my Game Cultures research project and the paper submission I’m working on for the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.  We’ve been discussing the sexualization of the female body in the videogames in class, and I thought it’d be worth looking into for my current project. League of […]

Sensory Deprivation & Wrestling

  In today’s class, we discussed disability in gaming. Below, I unpack how wrestling forced me to forego my two dominant senses, sight and sound. I wrestled for a couple of years in high school. Within a month of joining the team, I was on the varsity squad. If this were because I was a […]

Preparing for Exhibition:

LAZA KNITEZ!! will be at Nordic Indie Game Night.  Here’s a video recording our saga thus far:  

Farming in Minecraft:

I bought Minecraft months ago, but I haven’t really played it for more than a few hours.  I have a post to make about how Terraria is superior in every way that is relevant to me & how its recent cancellation is a travesty that proves we live in a fallen & degenerate world.  That is […]

A Kissing Game for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Unless you’re being a punk about it.  I hear a lot of “boo hoo” sour grapes “Hallmark holiday” talk, mostly from your average single type.  So often this devolves into the standard vulgar Marxist critique of Valentine’s Day: “I’m not going to participate in a cultural activity because PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE […]

The Incarnation of the Digital

I want to build an arcade machine. I want to give LAZA KNITEZ!! some kind of permanence. I realize this amounts to trying to save an ethereal and digital creation forever in danger of vanishing back into the realm of the abstract. The erosion of time, the changing tide of technology, and the simple gauzy […]

Cranking up the Engine:

Yo nerds! Welcome back to my website. Listen, I’ll pretend to be sorry I haven’t updated in the last couple of months if you pretend you’ve been furiously hitting the refresh button since then. Anyway, you don’t have to do that anymore ’cause there’s an integrated RSS feed now! Top right, under the logo. Yeah, […]