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T+60

It’s been roughly 60 days since the birth of the Child. Thankfully, she is healthy. Thankfully, the Mother is recovering well from the pre-eclampsia and emergency c-section. A couple of times I wanted to put words to my thoughts, but between events at home and in the world, between work and childcare, I didn’t find […]

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Art Design

Fantasia & AI Art

A meditation on imagination, possible aphantasia, and AI art.

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Art Design Life

Word Chiselling

The Impermanence of All Creations. AmWriting The editor’s notes sit in my mailbox. Waiting for me. Three years ago I started putting together a rulebook for my perfect tabletop roleplaying game. A companion for the UVG road-trip adventure. A roleplaying game is a strange thing. A kind of folk art practice, mixing improv theatre and […]

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Art Design Life

Insecurity Authority

A week ago, as I was finishing the writing on my largest game* to date, I posted a twitter thread about my insecurity and imposter experience, and how I had downplayed (sabotaged, even) my own work. Thread: https://twitter.com/stratometaship/status/1536318473177284609 The writing is now basically finished. Usually, after I finished a writing project, I felt a melancholia, […]

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Design Life

The Saddest Owl

Or how I fell out of love with Duolingo. Years ago, I really loved the design of Duolingo. Particularly Duo, the Owl. I regularly played that game, translating phrases, so that I wouldn’t see the saddest owl reminding me that I hadn’t done my studies. I picked it up again a while ago to push […]

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Art Design Life Play Story

Day Six Reflections

It is always time to write thoughts. Ganghwado. We visited the Ganghwa dolmens. There, the 53 ton slab upon its two uprights. Standing there since the bronze age. A mere 3,000 years. Younger, far, than the pyramids. Yet, it has seen a cycle of ages. The island is now 300 square kilometres, but that’s after […]

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Art Design Life

As the Morn, So the Day

Last Wednesday I embarked on a week-long creative break. Quite suddenly, I realized the whelms were getting stronger than me and that my mind was no longer doing the things I wanted. So I drew a picture of the orange forest, announced I was going there and withdrew from the mass social media and most […]

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Design Life

Mera

Distance brings focus. From Korea, the languages of Europe seem much more of a piece, much more related to one another. From today, the troubles of yesteryear seem much more of a story, much more linked one after another. In Slovenian, there is a phrase, “zvrhana mera”, which precisely but dully translates as “a full […]

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Art Design Life Play

The Gentle Lightness of Games

It’s time I took a bit of a breather and some personal stock. The air outside is clear. Not too toxic today. The thirty-lane toll station is moving briskly. If I look back five years, or even three years, I wouldn’t have imagined I’d possibly be here now. Indeed, looking back over my life, there […]

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Art Design Life

After Writing the Ultraviolet Grasslands [35]

On Friday the weather threatened rain. Pregnant, cumulous clouds in shades of gray, slate, and purple rose above the border and tumbled across the sky. A dull wind blew and rustled the leaves on the vine as I plucked grapes to eat in my parents’ yard. The sky growled. I looked up as a drop […]