Comic Lynda Barry has an open course, complete with an illustrated syllabus that is very cool. You get to the syllabus by scrolling down Barry's site. There's an article about it in Open Culture.
Here's my start on a list of more games and related things to explore, for those who are interested. As I noted, I asked a group of colleagues for feminist-oriented games, and this is the wonderful array of suggestions that resulted, slightly augmented by things that have come up as I've been exploring them. Descriptions are … Continue reading More Video Games….
I came home after class and saw that my mom purchased a new cookbook and I thought it was pretty relevant to our discussion of Lara's project. Now, my mom uses Pinterest and other sites to look up new recipes, but she still decided to purchase this cookbook today. I was wondering if it is … Continue reading Cookbooks
So... those were weird. I played Lim first and found it really straight forward. Because of the nature of our course, however, I was asking myself "why is this relevant?" It wasn't until I read the synopsis of the game that I was able to understand it as a form of digital writing. I had … Continue reading Butter Archive #18: Tampon Run and Lim
ALSO. This is very important. I found butter sculptures when I went to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto this weekend. I couldn't not share this with you guys. Enjoy ❤
Over the weekend I attended a literary conference in New York City (I'm sure you all missed me terribly <3). I had a few hours to myself and decided to spend them at MoMA. Visiting art museums is always a good idea, but there was an exhibition in particular that made me hop up in excitement, … Continue reading Butter Archive #16: Video Games as Art?
I've been thinking a lot about why I haven't (and maybe why the world hasn't) taken interactive literature (like the ones we've been discussing) very seriously. As a super important preface, I don't mean that they aren't important or that they aren't taken seriously by certain circles, but instead why they haven't become very popular, why … Continue reading Butter Archive #14: The Effects of Having No Physicality