Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Author is Dead: Why it’s Your Meaning That Matters

A man stands in an art gallery, forming his own personal interpretation.

“The author is always right.”

“It doesn’t matter what you think if the author says otherwise.”

“That’s not what the author meant… don’t you think you’re reading too much into this?”

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But Really, What is Art?

A piece of art on a wall.

For as long as humans have existed and started drawing symbols on rocks we have wondered what art is and what it means.

We’ve gazed at the crude markings, or listened to the primal wailings, and wondered why they pluck the strings sitting in our rib cages.

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Twitter is Killing Discussion, and GamerGate Proves it

The Twitter bird cheeps.

I’m going to make a rather stirring claim here: Twitter is on the slow march towards eradicating the art of thoughtful and measured discussion.

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