Tangled Roots and Broken Branches

The New Metamodern Age of Gaming

Metamodern Gaming is here! As one commentor recently noted in Dawn of a new era: why the best video games are not about saving the world in commenting about the fantasy game Horizon Zero Dawn:  “…Aloy is not so much motivated by some grand mission to save humanity, she is motivated by intellectual curiosity.” As we […]

CNN’s Believer Series

I’ve been watching the new CNN series Believer with Reza Aslan. Great show and a fascinating adventure into all the ways Humanity seeks meaning through faith. Tonight they covered the Mexican celebration of Santa Muerte which is the belief in the protective spirit of the Female Queen of Death. This embrace of a female other-worldly […]

The Search and Social Media Corporations that Control Our Lives

Search Engine and Social Media Corporations now dominate the Internet. They have been expanding control over what we search, how we see content and news, and how we share our own content via search engines and the social media websites they run. I started building websites for companies in 1999 as a young software engineer, […]