Moving Pixels Podcast

A Conversation from a Critical Distance

by G. Christopher Williams

16 May 2011

This week we sit down to talk to Ben Abraham and Eric Swain about their web site Critical Distance and the current state of video game criticism.
 

Of course, we here at the Moving Pixels blog are fans of the work done over at the Critical Distance web site, a site interested in serving in a curatorial role in highlighting and maintaining various discussions in video game criticism.  Conceived by Ben Abraham and launched in 2009, Critical Distance provides a weekly update of some of the best video game criticism published around the internet.  Additionally, they provide a number of critical compilations of writings done by various critics, journalists, and academics on significant game titles.

We wanted to sit down and talk with Ben and fellow Critical Distance contributor, Eric Swain, to talk a little bit about the site, what purpose they see it serving in the emerging conversation about games, and how they manage the Herculean task of locating and managing such a vast array of voices.
  

 

This podcast is also available via iTunes.

 

More from our guests:

In addition to working on the Critical Distance web site, you can also hear more thoughts on gaming and gaming culture from Ben at his blog ben abraham dot net and from Eric at The Game Critique

 

Our podcast contributors:

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com.  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.

Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.

Kris Ligman contributes frequently to the Moving Pixels blog at PopMatters.com, and she also serves as an editor for The Hathor Legacy.

 

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