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“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.”

“The spectator-buyer is meant to envy herself as she will become if she buys the product. She is meant to imagine herself transformed by the product into an object of envy for others, an envy which will then justify her loving herself.”

― John Berger, Ways of Seeing This seems like such a deeply flawed premise. Emotions don't happen on the human face any more than computation happens on a screen. ML experts feel free to yell at me though!

"Whereas IQ is – crudely speaking – a measure of the mental horsepower we have for handling abstract content, some researchers say that “critical thinking” – the ability to make judgments dispassionately without jumping to false conclusions – is a separate ability."


More/different attention is given to actual, graspable objects than to images of those objects.

Affordances draw attention? Perceived physicality encourages attention?

"[Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter]’s certainly done his fair share of aiding and abetting the current toxic environment the world finds itself in."

The credits sequences for today’s big-budget games go on for a long while.

Merry Christmas, people of Mastodon! Play this Xmas themed Wolfenstein 3D mod in your browser!

If only I had the income I have now when I was 14...

I have more video games and more ways to play video games than I have ever had before in my life, but less time than ever in which to play them.

"This one Revenant will challenge you more than you've ever been challenged before in your life. Morally and ethically speaking, I mean."

Has it been years since I last finished reading a novel?!

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