Week of March 25, 2012

Week of March 25, 2012

Fun Inc.


March 25, 2012
(was 02.13.2011)

A lot of people love video games, but what can they teach us? Imagine a world in which whatever you want to know you can learn from a game.

  1. Tom Chatfield on "Fun, Inc: Why Gaming Will Dominate the 21st Century"

    Tom Chatfield believes video games could revolutionize education.

    Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
  2. Susan Millar & Kurt Squires on Treating Cancer with Games

    Imagine a game the let's you blast imaginary cancer cells except they're from a real cancer patient, and your game you play may help save her life.

    Average: 4.8 (6 votes)
  3. Cory Doctorow on "For the Win"

    Ever heard of gold-farming? Cory Doctorow talks about some ways people get ahead in multi-player video games.

    Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
  4. Aubrey Ralph on The Society of Creative Anachronism

    Aubrey Ralph explains his enthusiasm for the Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA.

    Average: 3 (2 votes)
  5. Ethan Gilsdorf on "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks"

    Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks," a memoir about role players, online gamers and citizens of other imaginary realms

    Average: 4 (2 votes)
  6. Douglas Rushkoff on "Program or Be Programmed"

    Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff says the writing's on the wall: in the future, you can either make the software... or you can BE the software.

    Average: 3.8 (4 votes)
Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer

New Music

March 25, 2012
(was 02.20.2011)

Why do people embrace the experimental visual art of Mark Rothko but avoid the experimental music of Karlheinz Stockhausen?

  1. Wesley Stace on "Charles Jessold, as a Murderer"

    Wesley Stace has a new novel, "Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer."

    Average: 4.3 (6 votes)
  2. David Stubbs on Experimental Art vs. Experimental Music

    David Stubbs argues that new music doesn't get the same respect as new art.

    Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
  3. Kenneth Silverman on John Cage

    John Cage wrote some of the most controversial music of the 20th Century. Kenneth Silverman explores Cage's life in a groundbreaking biography called "Begin Again."

    Average: 3.8 (5 votes)
  4. Lang Lang on His Dream of Becoming a Pianist

    At the age of 28, Chinese pianist Lang Lang has already played with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and all of the top American orchestras.

    Average: 3.7 (3 votes)