Perpetual Adolescence

Gone Home: a videogame about releasing secrets

Originally published at the Los Angeles Review of Books Gone Home is a videogame about releasing secrets, the kind of secrets that you should have known all along. It is set in Oregon circa 1995, and it tells the story of an ordinary family. As the game starts, you find yourself on the porch of an old house. You are… read more

MOOCs and the Future of the Humanities (Part One)

A roundtable at the LA Review of Books

On June 14-15, 2013, the LA Review of Books hosted a two-part roundtable on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS). Participants included me, Cathy N. Davidson, Al Filreis, and Ray Schroeder. Below is my contribution to part one, which included initial statements by each of the participa. Part two will include responses to these statements. Please visit the LARB website to… read more

Engineering the Closet

How personal manufacture fixed my wardrobe woes

Like many homes in what we locals call “in-town” Atlanta, mine is an older one, built over half a century ago. There are many charms and challenges that come with owning an older home, but it’s the unexpected trials that prove the most onerous. One of the unusual features of my house is the closet in my bedroom. Given the… read more