G. Christopher Williams
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PopMatters Multimedia Editor

G. Christopher Williams is a Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He posts his weekly contribution to the Moving Pixels blog at PopMatters every Wednesday. Besides also serving as Multimedia Editor at PopMatters and writing at his own blog, 8-bit confessional, he has also published essays in journals like Film Criticism, PostScript, and the Popular Culture Review. You can drop him a line with that old fashioned thing called e-mail at [email protected] or tweet at his newly opened Twitter account, @GChrisWilliams.

Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 31 Articles
Reviews // 164 Articles
Blogs // 447 Articles

'Playboy' and the End of Nudity | 26 Oct 2015 // 8:00 PM

Whatever one thinks of Playboy, the idea that more amateurishly produced Internet pornography has become the norm is troubling, particularly from an aesthetic perspective.

Bettie Page, Dead Since 1957 | 15 Dec 2008 // 1:59 PM

What might be remembered of the life of a woman who was long ago replaced by her own representation?


Why the Arcade Matters | 19 Aug 2015 // 8:30 PM

The arcade snatched video games from the rarefied spaces of industry and academia, making playing video games into a truly populist pastime.

Where Did All the (Action Figure) Girls Go? | 10 May 2015 // 9:30 PM

The scarcity of the Black Widow action figure on toy shelves has me thinking about what we think we know about gender identity in play, be that play with toys or play in video games.


'The Beginner's Guide', A New Prison by the Developer of 'The Stanley Parable' | 11 Nov 2015 // 1:20 AM

The Beginner's Guide focuses on our relationship to a game's developer and how the way that we interpret games may or may not create impositions on games and their developers, on art and the artist.

'The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth': Our Ongoing Love Affair with the Twisted Mind of Edmund McMillen | 4 Nov 2015 // 3:00 AM

The evolution of this game corresponds to the core idea of Isaac himself, a steadily growing monstrosity that becomes continually more twisted and more interesting with each gross addition to itself.


Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media | 25 Nov 2015 // 1:59 AM

It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it's there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

The Moving Pixels Podcast Concludes Our Discussion of 'Life Is Strange' | 23 Nov 2015 // 2:25 AM

This week we wrap up our nearly year long discussion of Dontnod's Life Is Strange

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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