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Monday, Aug 18, 2014
by Brian Crecente
That technology is being used to examine and perhaps shape Ulysses’ understanding, isn’t that surprising. After all, there was a time when books were considered technology.

An award-winning Irish filmmaker and animator just received crowd-sourced funding to kickstart his work turning James Joyce’s Ulysses into a virtual reality video game.


The concept is to immerse players in Joyce’s stream of consciousness by dropping them into the shoes of the work’s two protagonists Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom.


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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
by Brian Crecente
This is Chess 2, a chess variant created by MIT grad and famed game designer David Sirlin and given computer game life by developer Zac Burns, to correct what Sirlin views as major design flaws in the original board game.

The weekend’s chess matches with my father ended as they always do, but with a twist.


I lost, mostly, but it wasn’t to a checkmate. Instead it happened four times when he managed to get both of his warrior kings across the board’s midline. That last midline crossing happened despite my defensive line of elephants, wild horse and pawns.


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