Pizza Hashtag shirt, because the only thing better than pizza is #pizza. From the ever charming MEANT2BE print-on-demand clothing shop, which also features Sexting, Rap Music and Butts shirts, as well as this lovely “Death Is Forever” infant onesie. Oh, the places you’ll go!
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Ada Little Bear by Sarah deGrandis. I love this little guy. I’m a big fan of any stuffed animal that sports a look of confusion rather than joy, as I spent most of my childhood confused by everything around me.
I miss watches. Remember watches? Like, for your wrist? I miss them, and I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time looking at watch porn. This slightly-garish solar hybrid watch from Poketo is going to be my next thing. It’s solar powered! Remember solar power? It’s okay if you don’t.
Twenty years ago I thought everything was going to be solar powered in the future. And everyone would be walking around with wristwatch calculators. The wristwatch was the ultimate realization of any idea. What if your watch played video games? What if your watch could hold music on it? I was going to live in a huge mansion and have an entire wall of wristwatches that did different things. That’s how I would know that I made it.
Watches, man. Watches.
The Controller, a new art and culture magazine from Cory Schmitz, is now available for purchase from Attract Mode. Go buy it! I wrote an article for the magazine titled “Why Games Can Not Be Taught.” It’s a riff on everything I learned in art school and touches on a lot of different ideas, but mainly it’s about the absurdity of institutional theory in the age of the internet. If that sounds too wordy: it’s about Bomberman and stuff. I’m very proud of my contribution, and the book as a whole. Cory did an amazing job with the art direction, to the point where I feel confident that anyone with an interest in art or video games will enjoy it.
This is a huge personal milestone for me, as it marks the first time my prose has been printed. I’ve been published before, but mostly academic works, never anything this personal. I’m really partial to my Murderblog voice — mostly humor and anecdotes fashioned to make a statement about new media — and it’s awesome to see something in the same style make it into print. If you’ve already read The Controller, please let me know what you think. And if you haven’t read it… please do!