Feminist Games

quo magis speculativa, magis practica

Tag: materialism

an alternative gospel

*in some ways, parenting is first about teaching a child about the material world—the things we believe to be solid and fixed, literally and figuratively. “parents” “mom and mom” “dad and dad” “mom and dad” etc.

the transition into adulthood seems to be one of uprooting the foundations of what people believe to be the material world. adultness or maturity is often understood by a person’s capacity for open-minded thought, but how does one become open-minded? it comes from being lied to, learning that not everything people tell you is “true.” having an open-mind is a polite way of reframing a filter/censor that, over time, becomes more adept at hearing ideas, then organize them, then articulating why something is “shit” or “not shit.”

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a lost letter

4/28/13

Perhaps one day I will have a greater understanding of the external(ized) systems that infatuate you both. I wasn’t reared to build a real-ationship with the notation of mathematics; for [reasons], cultural language (the haphazard abstraction of internalized and unobservable systems) and I have gotten along better. So, my meditations these last several weeks have been a fun, self-guided education in collapsing ideas from your (pl.) world into my own. With some distance now from GDC, I’d like to share with you some [temporally located] conclusions I’ve made about my future.

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